Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

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Kjeungskjær Lighthouse
Kjeungskjær fyr
Kjeungkjær fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Kjeungskjær Lighthouse
Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located in Norway
Kjeungskjær Lighthouse
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates63°43′37″N 9°31′50″E / 63.7269°N 09.5306°E / 63.7269; 09.5306Coordinates: 63°43′37″N 9°31′50″E / 63.7269°N 09.5306°E / 63.7269; 09.5306
Year first constructed1880
Automated1987
FoundationStone
ConstructionStone
Tower shapeOctagonal tower
Markings / patternRed
Tower height20.6 metres (68 ft)
Focal height17.5 metres (57 ft)
Original lensFresnel lens
Intensity14,400 candela
RangeRed: 5.9 nmi (10.9 km; 6.8 mi)

Green: 5.6 nmi (10.4 km; 6.4 mi)

White: 8 nmi (15 km; 9.2 mi)
CharacteristicOc WRG 6s
Admiralty numberL1560
NGA number8200
ARLHS numberNOR-137
Norway number472900
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The Kjeungskjær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Kjeungskjær fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Ørland in Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on a tiny island at the mouth of the Bjugnfjorden about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) west of the village of Uthaug and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the village of Nes in Bjugn municipality.

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It was built in 1880 and automated in 1987. Prior to being automated, the operators lived on the lower floors of the building.[1]

The 17.5-metre (57 ft) tall lighthouse is made of stone with an octagonal-shaped tower that is painted red. The 14,400-candela light sits at the top at an elevation of 20.5 metres (67 ft) above sea level. The white, red, or green light (depending on direction), occulting once every 6 seconds. There is a fresnel lens that has been in use since 1906. It can be seen for up to 8 nmi (15 km; 9.2 mi). The lighthouse is lit from July 21 until May 16 every year. It is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun.[1][2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wisting, Tor, ed. (2009-02-14). "Kjeungskjær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Trondheim Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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