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mrpb27

Posted on 07/08/2015


Photo taken on July  4, 2015




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Coal fired lighthouse.

On the 27th of February 1656 Norway’s first lighthouse was lit, here at Lindesnes. It consisted of 30 tallow candles burning atop a three storey tower. This was not a good solution, and after constant complaints from mariners, the lighthouse was shut down after only a few months. It wasn't until 1725 that the lighthouse was re-established.
From 1725 it was decided that it was necessary to mark Lindesnes with two lighthouses, this one here and one in Markøy. The reason was that they wanted to avoid confusion with the lighthouse of Skagen Odde in Denmark!
The light came from an open charcoal burner (i.e. the brazier stood outdoors) - unprotected from the weather, which made it difficult to maintain a steady light.
In 1822, both were covered over. (The lighthouse on Markøy was extinguished for good in 1844, but the ruins remain.)

In 1854 this was replaced with a new lighthouse - with rotating lens apparatus and a powerful oil lamp with 5 wicks as a light source. The tower was also given with a watchman's room.
In 1915 the lens apparatus was moved over to the all new cast iron tower.
During WWII, the whole area was made into a German fortress and this old ruin was used as the foundation for an anti-aircraft flak gun.

Comments
mrpb27
mrpb27
Survived quite well over nearly 300 years.
2 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
impressive
2 years ago.