Tranøy Lighthouse

Tranøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Tranøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Hamarøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located along the Vestfjorden, about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) west of the village of Tranøy.

Tranøy Lighthouse
Tranøy fyrstasjon
Tranoy fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates68°11′N 15°37′E / 68.19°N 15.61°E / 68.19; 15.61
Tower
Constructed1864
Constructioncast iron
Automated1991
Height27.3 metres (90 ft)
Shapecylindrical
Markingsred with one white stripe
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata
Light
First lit1914
Focal height28 metres (92 ft)
Intensity57,300 candela
RangeRed: 9.82 nmi (18.19 km; 11.30 mi)

Green: 9.36 nmi (17.33 km; 10.77 mi)

White: 12.39 nmi (22.95 km; 14.26 mi)
CharacteristicOc(3) WRG 10s Edit this on Wikidata
Norway no.719500

HistoryEdit

The lighthouse here was originally built in 1864 and in 1991 the light was automated. The lighthouse has a white, red, or green light (depending on direction) that is occulting three times every 10 seconds. The 27-metre (89 ft) round cast iron tower is painted red with one white horizontal band. The site includes a complete and well-preserved light station, including a 1+12-story duplex keeper's house, generator house, boathouse, and farm buildings.[1][2][3]

The present lighthouse was built in 1914 as the Moholmen Lighthouse in Vågan Municipality, but it was relocated here in 1936 and Moholmen was replaced by a shorter tower. Beginning in 1993, the Tranøy lighthouse station has been developed as a tourist attraction. The site has views across the Vestfjorden to the high mountains of the Lofoten islands. Tranøy Lighthouse is accessible by road, with a footbridge that leads to the lighthouse.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Tranøy fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Narvik Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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