Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse

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Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse
Måløy–Skarholmen fyr
Maloy-Skarholmen lighthouse in Steigen.tif
Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse
Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse is located in Nordland
Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse
Location Steigen
Coordinates 67°46′05.1″N 14°24′04.7″E / 67.768083°N 14.401306°E / 67.768083; 14.401306Coordinates: 67°46′05.1″N 14°24′04.7″E / 67.768083°N 14.401306°E / 67.768083; 14.401306
Year first constructed 1922
Automated 1979
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower with a white horizontal band, red lantern
Height 34.2 metres (112 ft)
Focal height 42.3 metres (139 ft)
Current lens original 2nd order Fresnel lens
Intensity 139,100 candela
Range 18 nmi (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 8s.
Admiralty number L2626
NGA number 10920
ARLHS number NOR-169
Norway number NF-7110

Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Måløy–Skarholmen fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Steigen in Nordland county, Norway. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the upper Vestfjorden, the broad sound between the mainland and the Lofoten Islands. It is located on the tiny islet of Måløyvær, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) straight west of the village of Leinesfjorden. It was first established in 1922 and was automated in 1979. It was listed as a protected site in 1999.[1]

The light burns from year-round except between 2 May and 4 August each year when it is unnecessary due to the midnight sun. The light is white, red, or green depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 seconds. The 34-metre (112 ft) tall round cast iron tower is centered on a 2-story concrete block keeper's house. The tower is painted red with one white horizontal band and the keeper's house is painted white. The house has dwelling units for three keepers and was in use until the lighthouse was automated in 1979.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Kystverket (2011). Norske Fyrliste 2011 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245010398. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Måløy–Skarholmen fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Måløy – Skarholmen fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Bodø and Narvik Areas". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 

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