Kaura Lighthouse

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Kaura Lighthouse
Kaura fyr
Kaura lighthouse in Roan.tif
View of the lighthouse
Kaura Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Kaura Lighthouse
Kaura Lighthouse is located in Norway
Kaura Lighthouse
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates64°13′49″N 10°07′59″E / 64.23028°N 10.13306°E / 64.23028; 10.13306Coordinates: 64°13′49″N 10°07′59″E / 64.23028°N 10.13306°E / 64.23028; 10.13306
Year first constructed1931
ConstructionCast iron
Tower shapeCylindrical tower
Markings / patternRed with one white band and white basement
Tower height22 metres (72 ft)
Focal height30 metres (98 ft)
Intensity4,050 candela
RangeRed: 8.4 nmi (15.6 km; 9.7 mi)

Green: 7.9 nmi (14.6 km; 9.1 mi)

White: 10.8 nmi (20.0 km; 12.4 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) WRG 10s
Admiralty numberL1682
NGA number8432
ARLHS numberNOR-135
Norway number485800
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata

Kaura Lighthouse (Norwegian: Kaura fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Roan in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 22-metre (72 ft) tall tower is located on the small island of Kaura in the mouth of the Brandsfjorden about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of the village of Bessaker and about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the village of Roan. The lighthouse was built in 1931 and automated in 1959.[1]

The red, cylindrical, cast iron tower has one white stripe around it and a white, stone foundation. The light sits at the top, at an elevation of 30 metres (98 ft) above sea level. The 4,050-candela light emits two flashes every 10 seconds, flashing white, red, or green depending on direction. It can be seen for 10.8 nautical miles (20.0 km; 12.4 mi). There is a concrete boathouse on the shore of the small island that is connected to the lighthouse by a 40-metre (130 ft) long concrete bridge.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Wisting, Tor, ed. (2009-02-14). "Kaura fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Trondheim Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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