Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse

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Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse
Ytre Hvaler, Torbjørnskjær lighthouse.jpg
Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse
Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse is located in Norway South
Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse
Norway South
Location Hvaler, Norway
Coordinates 58°59′46″N 10°46′57″E / 58.995975°N 10.78248°E / 58.995975; 10.78248Coordinates: 58°59′46″N 10°46′57″E / 58.995975°N 10.78248°E / 58.995975; 10.78248
Year first constructed 1872
Foundation granite
Construction granite
Tower shape square house with lantern on roof
Markings / pattern unpainted stone house, red lantern
Height 17.9 metres (59 ft)
Focal height 25.7 metres (84 ft)
Current lens 3° order Fresnel lens
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic F Fl W 10s.
Admiralty number B2219
NGA number 0012
ARLHS number NOR-046
Norway number NF-0002[1]
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Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Torbjørnskjær fyr) is a fully automated coastal lighthouse situated on a skerry in the archipelago municipality of Hvaler, Norway. It marks the east side of the entrance to the Oslofjord, with Færder marking the west. The light is powered by solar power. Landing conditions are very difficult, and nowadays service calls are made via helicopter. The lighthouse and surrounding buildings, which include residences, outhouse, a well, and engine house are proposed protected as a national park.

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  1. ^ Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 10, 2016

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