Fjøløy Lighthouse

The Fjøløy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Fjøløy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Rennesøy in Rogaland county, Norway. The lighthouse sits on the island of Fjøløy, along the Boknafjorden. It is owned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration. The lighthouse was first built in 1849, but it has been replaced twice since that time.[1]

Fjøløy Lighthouse
Fjoeloey fyrstasjon.jpg
View of the lighthouse
LocationRogaland, Norway
Coordinates59°05′20.2″N 05°34′07.8″E / 59.088944°N 5.568833°E / 59.088944; 5.568833Coordinates: 59°05′20.2″N 05°34′07.8″E / 59.088944°N 5.568833°E / 59.088944; 5.568833
Constructed1849
Constructionconcrete small tower
Tower height8.2 metres (27 ft)
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower, red lantern
First lit1983 Edit this on Wikidata
Automated1977
Focal height17.5 metres (57 ft)
Intensity31,300 candela
Range13.3 nmi (24.6 km; 15.3 mi)
CharacteristicOc (2) WRG 8s.
NGA no.2188
Norway no.NF-1048
Admiralty no.B3258 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.NOR-081

HistoryEdit

The lighthouse was established on the island Fjøløy in the old municipality of Mosterøy in 1849. It originally was a relatively small lighthouse that was only active during the season of the herring fisheries. In 1867, the original light was replaced by larger wooden lighthouse. During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany the occupants constructed fortifications at the site.[2] That lighthouse was automated in 1977. In 1983, the old, wooden lighthouse was closed down and replaced by a smaller, automated lighthouse on the same site.[1][3]

DesignEdit

The 7-metre (23 ft) tall light sits at an elevation of 17 metres (56 ft) above sea level. It emits a white, red, or green light (depending on direction) that is occulting in groups of two, every eight seconds. The light burns at a 31,300-candela intensity. The lighthouse tower is painted white and the roof is red.[4][5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Fjøløy fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  2. ^ Thomsen, Hanne, ed. (2003). Rogaland (in Norwegian). Stavanger: Wigestrand. p. 345. ISBN 8291370486.
  3. ^ "Fjøløy fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  4. ^ Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  5. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Central Rogaland (Stavanger Area)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2015-12-21.

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