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Strømtangen Lighthouse in Fredrikstad

Strømtangen Lighthouse in Fredrikstad

Strømtangen (Torgauten) Lighthouse Note: There is another lighthouse called Strømtangen in Kragerø, in Telemark County (Larvik Area). Strømtangen was first lit on September 20, 1859, and has been inactive since 1977. In 1951, Strømtangen was electrified. At first, this lighthouse was called Torgauten, but from the year 1883, the name became Strømtangen. The station is owned and […]

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Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse, sentinel to the Oslofjord

Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse, sentinel to the Oslofjord

Torbjørnskjær Lighthouse is in the archipelago municipality of Hvaler, Østfold, Norway. It is located on a small skerry (skjær) about 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Utgard, Vesterøy. Torbjørnskjær was built in 1872 and automated in 1990. It stands 58.7 feet (17.9 meters) tall and 58.7 feet ( 25.7 meters) above the high tide mark. This lighthouse […]

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Homlungen Lighthouse

Homlungen Lighthouse

Homlungen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Homlungen fyr) is a fully-automated lighthouse situated on a skerry in the archipelago municipality of Hvaler, in the southwestern part of Østfold county, Norway. Located at the southernmost point of Kirkøy, .6 mile (1 kilometer) southwest of Skjærhollen, Homlungen is about 19 miles (30.7 kilometers) south of Fredrikstad and it is accessible […]

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Struten Lighthouse

Struten Lighthouse

Offshore from Fredrikstad at eastern edge of the Oslofjord, the little island of Struten has had a lighthouse since 1907. Fully automated since 1985, it is 41 foot tall (12.5 meters), and has a wood tower with lantern and gallery attached to the front of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper’s house. German troops fortified the […]

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