Tyrhaug Lighthouse

Tyrhaug Lighthouse
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Tyrhaug Lighthouse

  • Tyrhaug Lighthouse (Norwegian: Tyrhaug fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located on an islet east of the island Edøya in the municipality of Smøla, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. It was established in 1833, and automated in 1967
  • This is an active light; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice.
  • Stand 14 m (46 ft) tall, the square cylindrical tower is attached to a keeper’s house. The lighthouse painted white; lantern painted red.
  • Located on Ringholmen, a small island off the east end of Edøya, which is an island off the southeast coast of Smøla.
  • Accessible only by boat, but there should be a good view from Edøya. Site open, tower closed.
  • The beacon was replaced with a new tower in 1848. The lighthouse was developed and renewed in 1894 and 1897. In 1924, we built breakwater and electricity were admitted in 1963. In 1967, the lighthouse was automated and vacated.

There are two other lighthouses in the area.

  • Skalmen Station established 1907, automated 2002. Active. 21 m (69 ft). 16 m (52 ft) tower with lantern and gallery attached to a 1-1/2 story wood keeper’s house. Located on a skerry about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Dyrnesvågen, off the northwestern tip of Smøla. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower status unknown.
  • Haugjegla The first light was set up in 1905, the tower was built in 1922, and the station was automated in 1988. The lighthouse is listed as a protected site. Located in the municipality of Smøla in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. 28 m (92 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, incorporating keeper’s quarters, mounted on a round concrete base. Tower painted red with one white horizontal band; the concrete base is white. The lighthouse is now open for day tours and available for overnight accommodations. Located on a wave-swept skerry about 1 km (0.6 mi) north of Veiholmen on the north side of Smøla. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower open to guided tours. Site manager: Hopen Aktivitetsgård. Read more.

 The Trondheimsleia

The Trondheimsleia is a strait that runs between the islands of Smøla and Hitra and the mainland municipalities of Aure, Hemne, Snillfjord, and Agdenes in Møre og Romsdal and Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 94-kilometre (58 mi) long strait has several fjords which branch off it including the Ramsøyfjorden, Hemnfjorden, and Trondheimsfjorden. The islands of Leksa are located in the Trondheimsleia in Agdenes. The Hitra Tunnel is a road tunnel underneath the Trondheimsleia connecting Hitra and Snillfjord

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