Halten Lighthouse

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Halten lighthouse
Halten fyr
Halten 1.jpg
Halten lighthouse on the island of Halten in Frøya
Halten Lighthouse is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Halten Lighthouse
Sør-Trøndelag
Location Halten
Sør-Trøndelag
Norway
Coordinates 64°10′22″N 09°24′19″E / 64.17278°N 9.40528°E / 64.17278; 9.40528Coordinates: 64°10′22″N 09°24′19″E / 64.17278°N 9.40528°E / 64.17278; 9.40528
Year first constructed 1875
Automated 2005
Construction stone tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower with 2 narrow black bands, white lantern
Height 29.5 metres (97 ft)
Focal height 39 metres (128 ft)
Intensity 1,080,000 candela
Range 17.5 nmi (32.4 km; 20.1 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 4s.
Racon T
Admiralty number L1550
NGA number 8176
ARLHS number NOR-106
Norway number NF-4718[1]

Halten lighthouse (Norwegian: Halten fyr) is a lighthouse situated in the now uninhabited fishing village of Halten in the municipality of Frøya in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.

History[edit]

It was first lit in 1875, and is the northernmost part of the chain of lighthouses in the string of islands called Froan north of Frøya, starting with Sula lighthouse in south, through Vingleia lighthouse, and Finnvær lighthouse and finally Halten lighthouse. The 29.5-metre (97 ft) tall lighthouse tower is made of rock, which was moved from the Lista lighthouse. It was originally planned to build a twin-tower lighthouse, but the technical development of lighthouses made this unnecessary. It has a luminous intensity of 1,080,000 candela and a visibility of 17.5 nautical miles (32.4 km; 20.1 mi).[2][3]

A lot of the original interior and exterior are preserved on the lighthouse and the station has been declared a historic preservation site. The station is still in use by the Norwegian Coastal Administration as a base station.

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References[edit]

  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. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Halten fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  3. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 

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