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Huvudskär

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Year first lit  1931 (current)
Construction  concrete tower
Opened  1931
Year first constructed  1882 (first)
Foundation  concrete
Height  16 m
Automated  1931
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Location  Ålandsskär Huvudskär archipelago, east of Dalarö Sweden
Tower shape  tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  white tower with one black band
Similar  Landsort, Svenska Högarna, Grinda, Söderarm, Kyrkviken

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Huvudskär, is a Swedish archipelago and lighthouse. For many hundred years this area was very important for fishermen. Huvudskär is a very popular destination for sea travellers and tourists. Many of the old cabins on the islands can be hired during summer season. Some of them are private property.

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The lighthouse

In 1882 the first lighthouse was lit. This was placed on top of a keepers house made of wood. The lantern came from the deactivated lighthouse on Korsö. The light was a kerosene lamp. In 1931 the now standing tower was built and both the lantern and keepers house removed. The new tower first ran on acetylene gas, and later was electrified. In 1992 solar power was installed to the lighthouse. It is owned and remote-controlled by the Swedish Maritime Administration.

References

Huvudskär Wikipedia


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