Fugløykalven Lighthouse

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Fugløykalven Lighthouse
Fugløykalven lighthouse in Karlsøy.tif
Fugløykalven Lighthouse
Fugløykalven Lighthouse is located in Troms
Fugløykalven Lighthouse
Troms
Location Karlsøy
Troms
Norway
Coordinates 70°19′00″N 20°09′12″E / 70.31667°N 20.15333°E / 70.31667; 20.15333Coordinates: 70°19′00″N 20°09′12″E / 70.31667°N 20.15333°E / 70.31667; 20.15333
Year first constructed 1916
Automated 2003
Foundation stone basement
Construction stone tower
Tower shape massive octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern White with red lantern
Height 8.5 metres (28 ft)
Focal height 41 metres (135 ft)
Current lens 2nd order Fresnel lens
Intensity 38,400 candela
Range 16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi)
Characteristic Oc (2) WRG 8s.
Admiralty number L3692
NGA number 13520
ARLHS number NOR-091
Norway number NF-9000

Fugløykalven Lighthouse (Norwegian: Fugløykalven fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Karlsøy in Troms county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the small island Fugløykalven northwest of the island Nord-Fugløya. This was considered one of the most isolated and difficult assignments of all Norwegian light stations.

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It was established in 1920 and automated in 2003. The lighthouse is listed as a protected site.[1][2]

Fugløykalven Lighthouse is an octagonal cylindrical stone tower bearing a large lantern and gallery. The original 2nd order Fresnel lens remains in use; it displays 19 colored sectors, the largest number of any Norwegian light. The lighthouse is painted white and the lantern on top is red. The lighthouse shines white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 seconds.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Fugløykalven fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fugløykalven fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Lofoten". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. 

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