North Tower (lighthouse)

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North Tower Lighthouse
Vuurtoren Schiermonnikoog 20.JPG
North Tower, Schiermonnikoog
North Tower (lighthouse) is located in Netherlands
North Tower (lighthouse)
Location Schiermonnikoog
Coordinates 53°29′13.0″N 6°8′47.5″E / 53.486944°N 6.146528°E / 53.486944; 6.146528Coordinates: 53°29′13.0″N 6°8′47.5″E / 53.486944°N 6.146528°E / 53.486944; 6.146528
Year first constructed 1854
Construction brick, dimension stone
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and dome, white lantern
Height 36 metres (118 ft)
Focal height 44 metres (144 ft)
Intensity 2,500,000 cd
Range 28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi)
Characteristic Fl (4) W 20s.
Admiralty number B0938
NGA number 10008
ARLHS number NET-021
Netherlands number NL-2192[1]

The North Tower is the unofficial name for one of the lighthouses on the Dutch island Schiermonnikoog, one of the Frisian Islands, on the edge of the North Sea; the other is the South Tower. It was built by H.G. Jansen & A. van Rhyn, and was activated in 1854. From the tower, weather reports are issued for the coastal waters. In 1998 it was painted red.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Netherlands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 

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