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Fornæs - DK

Fornæs - DK

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Fornæs Lighthouse

Grenaa

After England War 1807-14 was the marking of the Danish coasts to a halt. In 1830 lighthouse inspector C.A. Leth responsible for the Danish lighthouse. And he spent 1838-1839 two new lighthouse construction, first lighthouse at Hirsholmen and then lighthouse at Fornæs just north of Grenaa. In 1892, the current 27 meter high lighthouse, built of granite stone in 67 shifts, since it is built on a solid chalk layers. Stairs inside the lighthouse has 84 steps and is performed in finely hewn granite stones which are sealed in the tower's outside wall.

By: Holger Novotny Thomsen

         

15/12/2009
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Flying distances - Direct line

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215°
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174°
Port protected by a breakwater.
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28nm
52°
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Tunø Kirke * Fyr - DK

34nm
210°
Tunø Church
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29nm
234°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
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Vesborg - DK

42nm
198°
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Sprogø - DK

66nm
179°
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Mariager

34nm
291°
Small port.
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Hals

39nm
326°
Small port .
4 Aug 11
Local Area

Kattegat

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NE Atlantic Ocean

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