Ildjernsflu - Oslofjord, Norway

Lighthouse category:  beacon

Position:  59° 51' 20.73"N : 10° 37' 51.45"E

Status: active

Date:  1968

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  26 feet

Construction: octagonal concrete dower with lantern and gallery built on a round concrete pier

Colour scheme: ctower white with single red band at about mid height.  Lantern white, lantern roof red

Focal plane height:  26 feet

Characteristics: white flash every 5 seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

Although the lighthouse in the photograph dates only from 1968, a lightship station was first established on this site in 1914.  Hoever, the lightship came to a sorry end in February 1929 when it was hit by the steamship Storesand 1.  The lightship sank as a result of this totally unprovoked "attack", and its wreck still lies on the bed of the fjord where it is a popular attraction  of sub-aqua divers.  The light is located on the east side of Oslofjord, roughly half a mile offshore to the west of Nesodden.

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