Hellisøy Lighthouse

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Hellisøy Lighthouse
Hellisøy fyr1.JPG
View of the lighthouse
LocationVestland, Norway
Coordinates60°45′07.7″N 04°42′38.6″E / 60.752139°N 4.710722°E / 60.752139; 4.710722Coordinates: 60°45′07.7″N 04°42′38.6″E / 60.752139°N 4.710722°E / 60.752139; 4.710722
Constructed1855
Foundationgranite basement
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower height32.3 metres (106 ft)
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingsred tower with 2 white bands, red lantern
OperatorHellisøy Fyrvokterbolig[1]
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata
Automated1992
Focal height46.5 metres (153 ft)
Lens3rd order Fresnel lens
Intensity960,000 candela
Range18.8 nmi (34.8 km; 21.6 mi)
CharacteristicF Fl W 30s
NGA no.4176
Norway no.NF-2000
RaconO
Admiralty no.B4134 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.NOR-022

Hellisøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Hellisøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Fedje municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The lighthouse lies on the small island of Hellisøy, just off the southwest coast of the larger island of Fedje.

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This tower was built in 1855, making it Norway's second-oldest cast iron lighthouse. It is essentially a copy of the Eigerøy Lighthouse built a year earlier on the southwest coast. The lighthouse was automated in 1992.

The lighthouse emits a continuous white light with a more intense flash every 30 seconds. The light sits at an elevation of about 46 metres (151 ft) above sea level. The 32-metre (105 ft) tall round cast iron tower is painted red with two narrow white horizontal bands. There is a 3rd order Fresnel lens in the lighthouse that has been in use since 1903. The lens puts out a light with an intensity of 960,000 candela which can be seen for up to 18.8 nautical miles (34.8 km; 21.6 mi).[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Bergen Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Bergen Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2014-04-03.

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