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Source of Image: Esbjörn Hillberg (Sweden)
Date of Image: Unknown

 

International Designation Number:

C6584

 

Navigation:
Latitude 58° 44' 21'' N
Longitude 17° 52' 01'' E
Body of water Baltic Sea.

 

Construction:
Date of Establishment: 1889
Date Light First Lit: 1851
Designer
Is structure still operating? Yes. Automated 1963.
Five White flashes every 60sec.

Notes:

The first "real" lighthouse was lit in 1651, and until the now standing tower was built a couple of different buildings was used as a lighthouse.

The 1689 tower was constructed to carry an open fire which ran on coal. In 1840, a colza oil lamp was installed.

The flame ran on paraffin from 1887, and in 1938 it was electrified.