Kaura Lighthouse

Kaura Lighthouse (Norwegian: Kaura fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Åfjord in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 22-metre (72 ft) tall tower is located on the small island of Kaura in the mouth of the Brandsfjorden about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of the village of Bessaker and about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the village of Roan. The lighthouse was built in 1931 and automated in 1959.[1]

Kaura Lighthouse
Kaura fyr
Kaura lighthouse in Roan.tif
View of the lighthouse
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates64°13′49″N 10°07′59″E / 64.23028°N 10.13306°E / 64.23028; 10.13306Coordinates: 64°13′49″N 10°07′59″E / 64.23028°N 10.13306°E / 64.23028; 10.13306
ConstructionCast iron
Height22 metres (72 ft)
ShapeCylindrical tower
MarkingsRed with one white band and white basement
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height30 metres (98 ft)
Intensity4,050 candela
RangeRed: 8.4 nmi (15.6 km; 9.7 mi)

Green: 7.9 nmi (14.6 km; 9.1 mi)

White: 10.8 nmi (20.0 km; 12.4 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) WRG 10s
Norway no.485800

The red, cylindrical, cast iron tower has one white stripe around it and a white, stone foundation. The light sits at the top, at an elevation of 30 metres (98 ft) above sea level. The 4,050-candela light emits two flashes every 10 seconds, flashing white, red, or green depending on direction. It can be seen for 10.8 nautical miles (20.0 km; 12.4 mi). There is a concrete boathouse on the shore of the small island that is connected to the lighthouse by a 40-metre (130 ft) long concrete bridge.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Wisting, Tor, ed. (2009-02-14). "Kaura fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Trondheim Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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