Store Færder Lighthouse

Store Færder Lighthouse (Norwegian: Færder fyr) is a former coastal lighthouse in Færder Municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The lighthouse was located on the island of Store Færder, first lit in 1696. From the start the light was simply an iron pot placed on the ground. Later a stone tower was built, finished in 1802. A lens was installed in 1852. In 1857 the lighthouse was replaced by the new Færder Lighthouse on Tristein. The stone tower at Store Færder is now in ruins. The ruins along with the other station buildings are listed as a protected site.[1][2]

Store Færder Lighthouse
Store Færder Fyr
Ruins of the old Store Færder lighthouse
LocationStore Færder, Tjøme, Færder, Norway Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates59°04′N 10°31′E / 59.07°N 10.52°E / 59.07; 10.52
Constructed1696 Edit this on Wikidata
Deactivated1857 Edit this on Wikidata

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  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Færder fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Store Færder fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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