Paard van Marken

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Paard van Marken
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Paard van Marken in 2006
Paard van Marken is located in Netherlands
Paard van Marken
Coordinates 52°27′35.3″N 5°8′20.9″E / 52.459806°N 5.139139°E / 52.459806; 5.139139Coordinates: 52°27′35.3″N 5°8′20.9″E / 52.459806°N 5.139139°E / 52.459806; 5.139139
Year first constructed 1700 (first)
Year first lit 1839 (current)
Construction brick tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern, red lantern dome
Height 15.5 metres (51 ft)
Focal height 16 metres (52 ft)
Intensity 4,400,000 cd
Range 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)
Characteristic white light occulting once every 8 s.
ARLHS number NET-017
Netherlands number NL-1684[1]

The Paard van Marken (English: Horse of Marken) is a lighthouse on the Dutch peninsula Marken, on the IJsselmeer. It was built in 1839 by J. Valk. A primitive lighthouse had been on the location since the early 18th century; the current lighthouse is a Rijksmonument since 1970.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Netherlands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 

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