Myken Lighthouse

Myken Lighthouse (Norwegian: Myken fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Rødøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the small island of Jutøya in the Myken island group, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of the town of Bodø.[2][3]

Myken Lighthouse
Myken fyrstasjon
Myken fyr.JPG
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates66°45′52″N 12°28′37″E / 66.7644°N 12.4769°E / 66.7644; 12.4769
Tower
Constructed1918
Constructionwooden
Automated1975 Edit this on Wikidata
Height12.5 metres (41 ft)
Markingswhite with red top
OperatorMyken Fyr[1]
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata
Light
Focal height40.3 metres (132 ft)
Intensity30,200 candela
RangeRed: 11.2 nmi (20.7 km; 12.9 mi)

Green: 10.7 nmi (19.8 km; 12.3 mi)

White: 13.8 nmi (25.6 km; 15.9 mi)
CharacteristicOc WRG 6s Edit this on Wikidata
Norway no.670000

It was established in 1918 and was automated in 1975. The 30,200-candela light sits on top of a 12.5-metre (41 ft) tall white tower. The occulting light is white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting once every six seconds. The light can be seen for up to 13.8 nautical miles (25.6 km; 15.9 mi). The light sits at an elevation of 40.3 metres (132 ft) above sea level. The light burns continuously from 1 August until 5 May each year. The light is not on during May through July due to the midnight sun.[2][4][1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Northern Helgeland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  2. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Myken fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ Norske Fyrhistorisk Forening. "Myken fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  4. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-11-27.

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