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    Posted July 30, 2014 by
    Gaustatroll
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    Langesund, Norway
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The lure of lighthouses

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    Langöytangen Light House

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Gaustatroll was happy to get back to this lighthouse. 'My family and I have often taken the children there, to experience the sea. When we lived in Porsgrunn, I took photos of the Lighthouse every time, but now - since we live in Atraa - it's rather rare.'
    - 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.

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