Nærøysund Lighthouse

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Nærøysund Lighthouse
Nærøysund fyrstasjon
Nærøysund Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Nærøysund Lighthouse
Nærøysund Lighthouse is located in Norway
Nærøysund Lighthouse
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates64°50′34.2″N 11°11′41.2″E / 64.842833°N 11.194778°E / 64.842833; 11.194778Coordinates: 64°50′34.2″N 11°11′41.2″E / 64.842833°N 11.194778°E / 64.842833; 11.194778
Year first constructed1904 (first)
Year first lit1984 (current)
Deactivated1984 (first)
Tower shapeCylindrical tower
Markings / patternWhite with red top
Tower height13.9 metres (46 ft)
Focal height12.9 metres (42 ft)
Intensity26,100 candela
Range12.7 nmi (23.5 km; 14.6 mi)
CharacteristicOc WRG 6S
Admiralty numberL1904
NGA number9016
ARLHS numberNOR-175
Norway number551500

Nærøysund Lighthouse (Norwegian: Nærøysund fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Nærøysund in Trøndelag, Norway. This lighthouse replaced the Prestøy Lighthouse in Nærøy (across the Nærøysundet strait) that was in operation from 1841 until 1904. This lighthouse was operational from 1904 until 1984, when the old lighthouse was decommissioned and a new automated light tower was built adjacent to the building.[1]

Nærøysund lighthouse stands on the eastern shore of the island of Inner-Vikna, just south of Rørvik, along the Nærøysundet strait. The light tower is 13.9 metres (46 ft) tall. The occulting light has a 6-second cycle, emitting a 26,100-candela light. The light can be seen for about 12.7 nautical miles (23.5 km; 14.6 mi).[2][3]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nærøysund fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  2. ^ "Nærøysundet fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24.

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