Oland lighthouse (Germany)

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Oland
Leuchtturm Oland.jpg
Oland lighthouse (Germany) is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Oland lighthouse (Germany)
Location Oland, North Frisian islands
Coordinates 54°40′29″N 8°41′13″E / 54.67472°N 8.68694°E / 54.67472; 8.68694Coordinates: 54°40′29″N 8°41′13″E / 54.67472°N 8.68694°E / 54.67472; 8.68694
Year first constructed 1929
Year first lit 1929
Foundation armoured concrete plate with masoned cobblestone basement
Construction bricks tower
Tower shape square tower
Markings / pattern unpainted red brick tower with thatched roof
Height 7.4 metres (24 ft)
Focal height 7.5 metres (25 ft)
Original lens belt lens
Range 13.8 nm (white), 10.8 nm (red), 9.8 nm (green)
Characteristic F WRG
Admiralty number B 1714
NGA number 10652
ARLHS number FED-174

Oland lighthouse (German: Leuchtturm Oland) is Germany's smallest lighthouse, being only 7.4 metres (24 ft) tall. It is located on the small North Frisian island of Oland. It serves as a cross light for the Föhrer Ley and Dagebüll channels. It is Germany's only lighthouse with a thatched roof.

This small brick lighthouse was erected in 1929. Lit in the same year, it is still being maintained by a keeper. Until 1954 when it was electrified, the lantern was lit by liquified gas. For maintenance, the optic can be drawn out of the lantern casing on a slide. Its characteristic is "fixed", i.e. a continuous light, with white, red and green sectors. The red sector shines to the north and the green sector shines to the west. The white sector shines between the two colored sectors or broadly towards the northwest or towards the town of Wyk on the island of Fohr from where it can be seen as a white light.

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