Finnvær Lighthouse

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Finnvær Lighthouse
Finnvær fyr
Finnværet 1.jpg
View of Finnvær lighthouse
Finnvær Lighthouse is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Finnvær Lighthouse
Location Valøya
Coordinates 64°04′09″N 09°06′33″E / 64.06917°N 9.10917°E / 64.06917; 9.10917Coordinates: 64°04′09″N 09°06′33″E / 64.06917°N 9.10917°E / 64.06917; 9.10917
Year first constructed 1912 (first)
Year first lit 1985 (current)
Automated 1985
Construction wooden tower (first)
concrete tower (current)
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
square parallelepiped tower with balcony and lantern (first)
Markings / pattern white tower with 2 black bands, red lantern roof (current)
white tower, red lantern (first)
Height 10.2 metres (33 ft) (current)
15 metres (49 ft) (first)
Focal height 18.4 metres (60 ft) (current)
Light source solar power
Range 9.6 nmi (17.8 km; 11.0 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6s.
Admiralty number L1544
NGA number 8160
ARLHS number NOR-416 (current)
NOR-080 (first)
Norway number NF-4710[1]

Finnvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Finnvær fyr) is a lighthouse at Finnværet on the island of Valøya, part of the Froan islands in the municipality of Frøya in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of the Sula lighthouse at Sula, 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Vingleia Lighthouse, and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of the Halten Lighthouse at Halten.

In 1985, the lighthouse was automated and the old wooden building was turned into a museum, and a new fiberglass tower was built. The occulting light in white, red, and green can be seen for 9.6 nautical miles (17.8 km; 11.0 mi). The lighthouse is powered by solar power.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Sør-Trøndelag (Trondheim Area)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Finnvær fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-22. 

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