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Finnrevet

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Foundation  concrete basement
Markings / pattern  White and black
Height  14 m
Year first constructed  1921
Construction  cast iron
Focal height  15.5 metres (51 ft)
Opened  1921
Finnrevet httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  5 nmi (9.3 km) east of Oskarshamn Kalmar County Sweden
Tower shape  cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Similar  Högby Lighthouse, Långe Erik, Långe Jan, Landsort

Finnrevet is a Swedish lighthouse located on a shoal about 5 nautical miles outside Oskarshamn in Europe.

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General information

The lighthouse was built in 1921 and is located on a reef just east of island Furö. The black and white tower is about 15,5 meters high. The light can be seen at a distance of 16 nmi (30 km).

Wrecks near Finnrevet

The waters around island Furön are shallow and many ships have run aground in the area near the lighthouse.

Shipwrecks in the area:

  • Schooner Charlotta wrecked east of Finnrevet 17 May 1882 in a northern gale.
  • Russian schooner Lotus av Libau ran aground here in 1898.
  • S/S Britkon, cargoship, built 1917 in Sunderland, beached at Finnrevet in November 1949. The steamship had a length of 109 meters, and broke in half after about one month grounded at the reef. The 37 men-crew were rescued by maritime pilots stationed on the nearby island Furön.
  • The Hans Olof was a Swedish ship grounded at the reef in due to a sudden north-eastern gale in 1950.
  • M/S Priwall, West German flagged cargoship beached at Finnrevet February 1, 1968 loaded with wooden goods.
  • References

    Finnrevet Wikipedia


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