Bygdøynes - Bygdøy, Near Oslo, Norway

Lighthouse category:  beacon

Position:  insert latitude:longitude

Status: not known

Date:  not known

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  13 feet

Construction: cast iron lantern that appears to have been removed from a tower

Colour scheme: whlite

Focal plane height:  not relevant

Characteristics: not known

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

Well this is probably the smallest "lighthouse" of which I have a photograph and it's also probably the smallest image of one as well.  As it isn't immediately obvious where the light is in this image, it is on the shore line immediately to the right of the line of seven flagpoles just left of centre.  The status of this light is, to the say the least, unclear.  However, as it is located within the grounds of the Norwegian Maritime Museum, it is likely that it functions more as a museum exhibit than as an active light.  I actually visited the museum but, as I had no prior knowledge of this light's existence, I didn't make any effort to find it.  What is slightly unfortunate, though, is that I stood at the other end of the line of flagpoles photographing a seagull and still managed to avoid noticing the light.  From the looks of larger photographs available on the web, it seems likely that this is, in fact, a lantern removed from another lighthouse and repositioned in the grounds of the museum.

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