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
LocationHvaler, Viken, Norway
Coordinates58°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 constructed1872
Tower shapesquare house with lantern on roof
Markings / patternunpainted stone house, red lantern
Tower height17.9 metres (59 ft)
Focal height25.7 metres (84 ft)
Current lens3° order Fresnel lens
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
CharacteristicF Fl W 10s.
Admiralty numberB2219
NGA number0012
ARLHS numberNOR-046
Norway numberNF-0002[1]
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata

Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Torbjørnskjær fyr, Urban East Norwegian: [ˈtʊ̂rbjøːɳʂæːr ˈfyːr]) 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
  • Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Oslo Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Ryvarden, Leif; Lauritzen, Per Roger (2006). KystNorge. 1–3. Oslo: Gyldendal. ISBN 978-82-05-35265-0.

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