Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse

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Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse
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Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse
Torbjornskjaer Lighthouse
Location Hvaler, Viken, Norway
Coordinates 58°59′46″N10°46′57″E / 58.995975°N 10.78248°E / 58.995975; 10.78248 Coordinates: 58°59′46″N10°46′57″E / 58.995975°N 10.78248°E / 58.995975; 10.78248
Constructed1872
Automated1990
Foundationgranite
Constructiongranite
Tower shapesquare house with lantern on roof
Markingsunpainted stone house, red lantern
Tower height17.9 metres (59 ft)
Focal height25.7 metres (84 ft)
Lens3° order Fresnel lens
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic F Fl W 10s.
Admiralty numberB2219
NGA number0012
ARLHS numberNOR-046
Norway numberNF-0002 [1]
Heritagecultural property  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse (Norwegian : Torbjørnskjær fyr, Urban East Norwegian:  [ˈtʊ̂rbjøːɳʂæːr ˈfyːr] ) is a fully automated coastal lighthouse situated on a skerry in the archipelago municipality of Hvaler, Norway. It marks the east side of the entrance to the Oslofjord, with Færder marking the west. The light is powered by solar power. Landing conditions are very difficult, and nowadays service calls are made via helicopter. The lighthouse and surrounding buildings, which include residences, outhouse, a well, and engine house are proposed protected as a national park.

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References

  1. Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 10, 2016