Grip Lighthouse

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Grip Lighthouse
Grip (Flåtharskollen Range Rear)
Grip fyr 2.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Grip Lighthouse is located in Møre og Romsdal
Grip Lighthouse
Møre og Romsdal
Location Kristiansund
Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates 63°14′01″N 07°36′33″E / 63.23361°N 7.60917°E / 63.23361; 7.60917Coordinates: 63°14′01″N 07°36′33″E / 63.23361°N 7.60917°E / 63.23361; 7.60917
Year first constructed 1888
Automated 1977
Foundation granite basement
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern, white basement
Height 47 metres (154 ft)
Focal height 67 metres (220 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 19 nautical miles (35 km)
Characteristic Oc (2) WRG 8s.
Racon G
Admiralty number L1126.1
NGA number 6888
ARLHS number NOR-100
Norway number NF-4000[1]
Heritage cultural property Edit this on Wikidata

The Grip Lighthouse (Norwegian: Grip fyrstasjon) is located in Grip in the municipality of Kristiansund in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse was built between 1885 and 1888 on the 7-metre (23 ft) high islet of Bratthårskollen, north of Gripholmen.[2]


The 47-metre (154 ft) tall lighthouse is a red cast iron tower on a white 16-metre (52 ft) granite stonemasonry base. This is the second tallest lighthouse tower in Norway. The lighthouse's range is 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi), and the white, red, or green light, depending on direction, is occulting every eight seconds.[3]

The islet is barren rock with just the lighthouse tower, a concrete boathouse, and two wharves. The lighthouse keepers lived inside the lighthouse tower. A radio beacon was operated between 1947 and 1986, which was replaced with a frequency-agile racon signalling "G" with a range of 4 nm. The lighthouse was electrified in 1932, and is unmanned since it was automated in 1977. In 2000, it became protected as a cultural heritage site. The pilot station was shut down in 1969.[2]

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  1. ^ Grip Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Grip fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  3. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 

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