Grinna Lighthouse

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Grinna Lighthouse
Grinna Lighthouse is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Grinna Lighthouse
Location Vikna
Coordinates 64°45′15.8″N 10°58′30.1″E / 64.754389°N 10.975028°E / 64.754389; 10.975028Coordinates: 64°45′15.8″N 10°58′30.1″E / 64.754389°N 10.975028°E / 64.754389; 10.975028
Year first constructed 1904
Automated 1987
Foundation stone basement
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern
Height 19 metres (62 ft)
Focal height 23 metres (75 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 12.5 nmi (23.2 km; 14.4 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6s
Admiralty number L1842
NGA number 8872
ARLHS number NOR-099
Norway number NF-5295[1]

Grinna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Grinna fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Vikna in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. It was established in 1904 and automated in 1987.[2] Grinna lighthouse stands on the islet of Grinna in the South Gjæslingan island group on the north side of the Foldafjord. The 19-metre (62 ft) high red tower emits a light every six seconds. The white occulting light flashes every six seconds, and it can be seen for about 12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km; 14.4 mi).[3][4]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Nord-Trøndelag". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Grinna fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Grinna fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  4. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 

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