Utvær Lighthouse

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Utvær Lighthouse
Utvær fyr 9.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Utvær Lighthouse is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Utvær Lighthouse
Sogn og Fjordane
Location Solund
Sogn og Fjordane
Norway
Coordinates 61°02′13″N 04°30′36″E / 61.03694°N 4.51000°E / 61.03694; 4.51000Coordinates: 61°02′13″N 04°30′36″E / 61.03694°N 4.51000°E / 61.03694; 4.51000
Year first constructed 1900
Automated 2004
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern
Height 31 metres (102 ft)
Focal height 45 metres (148 ft)
Intensity 2,005,000 candela
Range 18.6 nmi (34.4 km; 21.4 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 30s.
Admiralty number L0004
NGA number 4620
ARLHS number NOR-264
Norway number NF-2264

Utvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Utvær fyr) is the westernmost coastal lighthouse in Norway. It is located in the western part of Solund municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county.

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It was first lit in 1900 and it was listed as a protected site in 1999. The surrounding area is protected as a nature reserve. It is located on a small, rocky island about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) due west of the island of Ytre Sula. The site is accessible only by boat, but guided tours are available.[1][2]

The 31-metre (102 ft) tall, round, cast iron tower is painted red. At the top sits a light that emits a white flash every 30 seconds at an elevation of 45 metres (148 ft) above sea level. The lighhouse marks the line of transition between the North Sea to the southwest and the Norwegian Sea to the northwest. The light station was heavily damaged in an air raid during World War II in 1945. Many of the buildings were burned, but the historic tower was spared.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Utvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Utvær fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Sognefjord Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  4. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. 

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