Marjaniemi Lighthouse

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Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Hailuoto Marjaniemi.jpg
Marjaniemi Lighthouse and Pilot Station
Marjaniemi Lighthouse is located in Finland
Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Location of Marjaniemi Lighthouse in Finland
Location Marjaniemi, Hailuoto, Finland
Coordinates 65°02′24.4″N 24°33′41.5″E / 65.040111°N 24.561528°E / 65.040111; 24.561528Coordinates: 65°02′24.4″N 24°33′41.5″E / 65.040111°N 24.561528°E / 65.040111; 24.561528
Year first constructed 1871[1]
Year first lit 1872[1]
Automated 1962[1]
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical, three-segment tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern, green lantern dome
Height 25.0 m (82.0 ft)[1]
Focal height 30.2 m (99 ft)[1]
Original lens Fresnel lens[1]
Range 19 NM (35 km; 22 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 20s.
Admiralty number C4142.1
NGA number 18452
ARLHS number FIN-028[2]
Heritage protected building in Rakennusperintörekisteri Edit this on Wikidata

Marjaniemi Lighthouse (Finnish: Marjaniemen majakka) is a lighthouse located in the village of Marjaniemi at the westernmost point of Hailuoto island on the Gulf of Bothnia. The lighthouse is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Oulu. The lighthouse was designed by Axel Hampus Dalström as his fourth lighthouse and it was first lit in 1872.[3]

The tower is brick masonry, and has 110 steps inside with no intermediate floors. Originally the light was equipped with a Fresnel lens system, and it displayed a white light towards a sector clockwise from south to northeast. There were two lighthouse keepers and a master until 1962 when the lighthouse was automated. A pilot station was built next to the tower, currently the pilot station serves as a hotel.

The lighthouse also houses a smaller sector light that is used to guide vessels to and from the fishing harbour. Today the lighthouse also houses a webcam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Laurell, Seppo (2001). Suomen majakat • Finska fyrar • Finnish lighthouses. Jyväskylä: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Nemo. pp. 71–74. ISBN 952-5180-21-2.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Finland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "TripBucket - See Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Finland". Retrieved 2016-07-14.

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