- Posted July 30, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The lure of lighthouses
Langöytangen Light House
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
This is the Langöytangen Light House - located outside the city of Langesund in Telemark / Norway.
It was built in 1839 and consists of a wooden house with a 14.5 m tower. The brightness of the light was 48,500 candles with a range of 13.5 nautical miles. The first bell was mounted in 1887, in1913 the bell was exchanged with a horn. A Typhoon signal came in 1953. Between 1957 - 92 the light house had a radio beacon. Since 1990 Langöytangen Light House has been automated and unmanned. Nowadays it is a self-catering accommodation facility.