Blåvand Lighthouse

Blåvand Lighthouse (Danish: Blåvand Fyr) is a seacoast lighthouse in Blåvandshuk near Esbjerg, Denmark. Built in 1900 to replace an older light, the lighthouse lies on Blåvandshuk, the westernmost point in Denmark, making Blåvand Lighthouse the country's westernmost building.[2]

Blåvand Lighthouse
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Blåvand Lighthouse, Esbjerg
Blåvand Lighthouse is located in Denmark
Blåvand Lighthouse
Coordinates55°33′28″N 8°05′00″E / 55.55782°N 8.08327°E / 55.55782; 8.08327Coordinates: 55°33′28″N 8°05′00″E / 55.55782°N 8.08327°E / 55.55782; 8.08327
Year first constructed1900
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and red lantern
Tower height39 metres (128 ft)
Focal height55 metres (180 ft)
Current lens2nd order Fresnel lens
Range23 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl (3) W 20s
Admiralty numberB1848
NGA number10716
ARLHS numberDEN-002
Denmark numberDFL-0150[1]
Heritagemonument on Kulturstyrelsen register Edit this on Wikidata

The lighthouse is 39 metres (128 ft) tall with a focal plane height (height of the light above sea level) of 55 metres (180 ft). The light can be seen up to 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) out at sea[2] and flashes three times every 20 seconds.[3] The lighthouse has a square floor plan constructed on a granite plinth with brick walls, which are whitewashed in modern day.[2] Access to the battlemented rooftop is by a winding staircase ascending through a small trapdoor.[4]

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  1. ^ Lighthouses Directory
  2. ^ a b c "Blåvandshuk" (in Danish). Heritage Agency. 17 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Dansk Fyrliste" (in Danish). Danish Maritime Safety Administration. 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Blåvand Lighthouse - You have to go through this tiny opening". Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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