Slåtterøy Lighthouse

Slåtterøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Slåtterøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located in the municipality of Bømlo in southwestern Vestland county (previously Hordaland county), Norway. It sits at the western entrance to the Selbjørnsfjorden, marking an island-filled area northeast of Bømlo and northwest of Stord.

Slåtterøy Lighthouse
SLÅTTERØY FYRSTASJON.jpg
View of the lighthouse
LocationBømlo
Vestland
Norway
Coordinates59°54′29.4″N 05°04′02.2″E / 59.908167°N 5.067278°E / 59.908167; 5.067278Coordinates: 59°54′29.4″N 05°04′02.2″E / 59.908167°N 5.067278°E / 59.908167; 5.067278
Tower
Constructed1859
Constructioncast iron
Automated2003
Height25.1 metres (82 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markingsred tower with an horizontal white band, red lantern
OperatorBømlo Kommune[1]
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata
RaconT
Light
Focal height45.8 metres (150 ft)
Intensity5,180,000 cd
Range18.5 nmi (34.3 km; 21.3 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 30s.

HistoryEdit

The lighthouse was established in 1859 and fully automated in 2003. The 25-metre (82 ft) round, cast iron tower is painted red with one white horizontal band. At the top, there is a light that emits a 5,180,000 candela, the highest intensity among all lighthouses in Norway. The light sits at an elevation of 45.8 metres (150 ft) above sea level and it emits a white light in the pattern of 2 flashes every 30 seconds.[2][1][3]

The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 2000 and in 2003 it was fully automated. The ownership of the site was then transferred to the municipal government. Overnight accommodations are available, as are guided tours. The site is only accessible by boat from the nearby island of Gisøy.[1][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Leirvik Area (Southern Hordaland)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  3. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Slåtterøy fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Slåtterøy fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 17 December 2011.

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