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Hestskjær Lighthouse

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Year first constructed  1879 (first)
Construction  concrete tower
Opened  1879
Year first lit  1986 (current)
Address  6530 Averøy, Norway
Automated  1986
Hestskjær Lighthouse
Location  Langøy Møre og Romsdal Norway
Tower shape  square parallelepiped tower rising from keeper's house, lantern removed (first) cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
Markings / pattern  white tower (first) white tower, red lantern (current)
Similar  Stavnes Lighthouse, Hellevik Lighthouse, Haugsholmen Lighthouse, Grasøyane Lighthouse, Kvitholmen Lighthouse

Hestskjær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Hestskjær fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located in Averøy Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on a small island about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the village of Langøy. The lighthouse was established in 1879 and automated in 1986.

The 21-metre (69 ft) tall lighthouse emits a white, red, or green light (depending on direction) occulting twice every 8 seconds. The tower is a round, cylindrical tower that is white with a red top. The 28,200 candela light can be seen for up to 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi).

World War II

On 13 February 1944, the two ships SS Irma and SS Henry were sunk near Hestskjær.

References

Hestskjær Lighthouse Wikipedia


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