Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse

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Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse
Måløy–Skarholmen fyrstasjon
Maloy-Skarholmen lighthouse in Steigen.tif
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates67°46′4″N 14°24′4″E / 67.76778°N 14.40111°E / 67.76778; 14.40111Coordinates: 67°46′4″N 14°24′4″E / 67.76778°N 14.40111°E / 67.76778; 14.40111
Year first constructed1922
Automated1979 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructioncast iron
Tower shapecylindrical
Markings / patternred with 1 white stripe
Tower height34.2 metres (112 ft)
Focal height42.3 metres (139 ft)
Current lensoriginal 2nd order Fresnel lens
Intensity139,100 candela
RangeRed: 17.1 nmi (31.7 km; 19.7 mi)

Green: 15.5 nmi (28.7 km; 17.8 mi)

White: 18 nmi (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicOc WRG 8s Edit this on Wikidata
RaconEdit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberL2626
NGA number10920
ARLHS numberNOR-169
Norway number711000
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Måløy–Skarholmen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Måløy–Skarholmen fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Steigen Municipality 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 located at an elevation of 42.3 metres (139 ft) above sea level. The light is white, red, or green depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 seconds. The 139,100-candela light can be seen for up to 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi). 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 (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  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 (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Narvik Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.

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