Stavenes Lighthouse

Stavenes Lighthouse
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Stavenes Lighthouse is in Averøy, a municipality in Møre og Romsdal.

  • Also known as Stavnes, the station was established in 1842 and celebrated its 170th birthday this year (2012)! In 1976 the station was automated.
  • The light stands 13 feet (4 meters) tall,  and is 131.2 feet (21.7 meters) above the high tide level.
  • This is an active lighthouse with a focal plane of  6 m (20 ft),  white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s.
  • The octagonal lantern tower is painted white with a red roof. It stands on a promontory on the north side of the harbor of Stavenes. Site open, tower closed.
  • Located in the northeast of Averøy marking the entrance to Sørsundet, and thus, the harbor in Kristiansund .
  • Originally the lighthouse had a 5th order lens located in a bay window in the living room wall of the lighthouse. In the years 1847 to 1854 there were a lot of strong storms on Hustadvika and many seamen were saved by the lighthouse.
  • In a particularly harsh storm, large waves washed over the houses and sea water flowed down the chimney, and the windows were forced open.
  • In 1894 a new lighthouse was built. In 1907, a new 4th order lens was installed.
  • In 1953 they built a new home at the lighthouse and it was electrified with power from private generators.
  • In 1976 the lighthouse was automated and no longer manned.


Hustadvika Hustadvika is a 10-nautical-mile (19 km; 12 mi) long section of coastline outside the municipality of Fræna in Romsdal, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It comprises the shipping route between Molde and Kristiansund. The area is shallow and is full of little islands and reefs. The area includes the waters off of Bud andBjørnsund in the southwest and Hustad and Kvitholmen in the northeast. This is considered one of the most dangerous parts of the Norwegian coast[2], and many ships have been wrecked along it.

Averøy Averøy is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the region of Nordmøre. Averøy is an island full of historic landmarks, like the Bremsnes cave with Mesolithic findings from the Fosna culture. The tourist attraction Atlanterhavsveien (Atlantic Road) connects the island and municipality of Averøy to the municipality Eide, which is on the mainland to the west. On the other side of the island near Sveggen, Averøy is connected to Kristiansund via an undersea tunnel. This tunnel, known as Atlanterhavstunnelen (Atlantic Tunnel), was completed in December 2009, replacing the ferry from Bremsnes on Averøy to Kristiansund. Kristiansund is the major city in the area

A couple of handsome photos on Flickr. click to view.  And another.

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