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
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.


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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  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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