Medfjordbåen - Lower Oslofjord, NE of Tønsberg, Norway

Lighthouse category:  beacon/sector

Position:  59º 20.1188' : 010º 34.221'E

Status: active

Date:  not known

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  43 feet

Construction: round concrete tower supporting watchroom and gallery with lantern above watchroom

Colour scheme: base unpainted, tower white, gallery black, lantern white; lanter and watchroom roof red

Focal plane height:  43 feet

Characteristics: white, red, and green sectors; occultilng three times every eight seconds
haracteristics of light

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

I've noticed that a lot of the Norwegian lights have multiple sectors, but this one must win some kind of award as it has a total of eleven, specifically:  three white, four red, and four green.  It has also got to be the winner of the "Most Elaborate Post Light Ever" award.  I'm not quite sure why it has such a large watchroom below the lantern as it is, presumably, unmanned.  It almost looks as though it houses some kind of VTS organisation but that is pure speculation and I doubt that it is true as access would be tricky, given that the tower is situated smack in the middle of the Fjord.  The Google Map link above indicates the position of the light but the structure itself is invisible in Google Maps.

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