Sist endret: 2018-11-21
Halten is an old fishing community, mentioned in written sources as early as 1548. It’s unknown whether people were living permanently on the island in the 16th century, but during the fishing seasons there had been fishermen using Halten much earlier than that. In the eighteen hundreds fishermen started building shacks and dwellings. A need for light in harbour developed. In 1851 a governmental commission suggested building two lighthouses on Halten, but 20 years later, when the building started, it was enough with one lighthouse. The lighthouse tower was moved from Lista where there had been three lighthouses. The reason for this was the development of the Fresnel rotating lens, which made it possible to distinguish one lighthouse from another based on the blinking cycle of the light. The film is made by Eli Johanne Ellingsve in cooperation with the Multimedia Centre at NTNU, Trondheim. The film has been produced for the Frøya arts and competence centre.