Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden

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Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden
Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden
Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden is located in Netherlands
Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden
Location IJmuiden, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°27′42.6″N 4°34′28.6″E / 52.461833°N 4.574611°E / 52.461833; 4.574611Coordinates: 52°27′42.6″N 4°34′28.6″E / 52.461833°N 4.574611°E / 52.461833; 4.574611
Year first constructed 1878
Year first lit 1879
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red brown tower and dome lantern, white lantern
Height 24 metres (79 ft)
Focal height 31 metres (102 ft)
Intensity white: 23,000 cd
red: 5,500 cd
Range white: 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
red: 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi)
Characteristic F WR
Admiralty number B0766
NGA number 9792
ARLHS number NET-047
Netherlands number NL-1330[1]
Heritage Rijksmonument Edit this on Wikidata

The Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden ("low lighthouse of IJmuiden") is a round, cast-iron lighthouse in IJmuiden, Netherlands, designed by Quirinus Harder. It was built in 1878 by D.A. Schretlen & Co, a company in Leiden and activated the following year. In 1909, the top three sections were moved to Vlieland where they serve as a separate lighthouse. In 1966 the lighthouse was moved slightly.

Together with the Hoge vuurtoren van IJmuiden, the 24-metre high lighthouse forms a pair of leading lights marking the IJgeul (the entrance on the North Sea to the North Sea Canal). The lighthouse now has five storeys and 88 steps; it is unmanned and not open for visitors. Since 1981 it is a Rijksmonument.

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