Lista Lighthouse

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Lista Lighthouse
20050807-Lista fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Lista Lighthouse is located in Vest-Agder
Lista Lighthouse
Lista Lighthouse is located in Norway
Lista Lighthouse
LocationVest-Agder, Norway
Coordinates58°06′33″N 06°34′00″E / 58.10917°N 6.56667°E / 58.10917; 6.56667Coordinates: 58°06′33″N 06°34′00″E / 58.10917°N 6.56667°E / 58.10917; 6.56667
Year first constructed1853 (current)
Year first lit1836 (first)
Automated2003
ConstructionGranite tower
Tower shapeRound
Markings / patternUnpainted stone with
red and white top
Tower height34 metres (112 ft)
Focal height39.5 metres (130 ft)
Intensity1,026,000 candela
Range17.5 nmi (32.4 km; 20.1 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 4s
RaconMorse code "G"
Admiralty numberB3112
NGA number1792
ARLHS numberNOR-029
Norway number086500
Managing agentLista Fyr
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata
Lighthouse "Lista Fyr" built 1836 with a 34 m granite tower
Lighthouse lantern in a hight of 39 m reaching 17 nautical miles
Weather station near the lighthouse

Lista Lighthouse (Norwegian: Lista fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located at the western side of the Lista peninsula, a short distance northwest of the village of Vestbygd in the municipality of Farsund in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The lighthouse sits on a cape on the edge of the Listafjorden which marks the extreme southwestern edge of the mainland of Norway. The lighthouse had a foghorn that was used from 1877 until 1987. In 1937, the station began emitting a racon signal of the morse code letter "G".[1]

The 34-metre (112 ft) tall unpainted granite tower was first lit in 1836, but it was rebuilt in 1853. The light sits at an elevation of 39.5 metres (130 ft) and it emits a white flash of light every four seconds. The 1,026,000-candela light can be seen in all directions for up to 17.5 nautical miles (32.4 km; 20.1 mi).[2][3]

In 2003, the station was automated and the buildings were turned over to Vest-Agder county. The site is now used as a museum that is open daily during the summer months.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Lista fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Vest-Agder (Kristiansand Area)". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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