Nærøysund Lighthouse

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Nærøysund Lighthouse
Nærøysund Lighthouse is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Nærøysund Lighthouse
Location Vikna
Coordinates 64°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 constructed 1904 (first)
Year first lit 1984 (current)
Automated 1984
Deactivated 1984 (first)
Construction concrete tower (current)
wooden building (first)
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
square parallelepiped tower (first)
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern (current)
Height 13.9 metres (46 ft) (current)
14 metres (46 ft) (first)
Focal height 12.9 metres (42 ft)
Intensity 26,100 candela
Range 12.7 nmi (23.5 km; 14.6 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6S.
Admiralty number L1904
NGA number 9016
ARLHS number NOR-175
Norway number NF-5515[1]

Nærøysund Lighthouse (Norwegian: Nærøysund fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Vikna in Nord-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.[2]

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).[3][4]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Nord-Trøndelag". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nærøysund fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Nærøysundet fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  4. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 

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