Wednesday, July 25, 2012

0156. Norway - Tranøy Lighthouse

The Tranøy Lighthouse is located on a small island on the South side of the upper Vestfjord and North of Hamarøy.  Tranøy Lighthouse was built in 1914 in Mohalmen in the Lofoten Islands; it was replaced by a shorter tower and got relocated here in 1936.  The Lighthouse has a easy access and the site is remarkably scenic with a spectacular view across the Vestfjord to the high mountaines of the Lofoten Islands.  

Tranøy Lighthouse was commemorated by Norway Post in its Norwegian Lighthouse Series-I with the release of a domestic / inland stamp on 1-Sep-2005.

Established in 1864 and relocated in 1936, the Tranøy Lighthouse:
  • Tower is ROUND cast-iron
  • Tower painted RED with one WHITE HORIZONTAL band
  • Height is 27 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE, RED or GREEN depending on direction
  • LIGHT character is OCCULTING 3 times every 10 seconds

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