Långe Erik

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Långe Erik
Oeland lighthouse Lange Erik.jpg
Långe Erik
Location Grankullavik, Ölands north cape, Sweden
Coordinates 57°22′N 17°06′E / 57.367°N 17.100°E / 57.367; 17.100Coordinates: 57°22′N 17°06′E / 57.367°N 17.100°E / 57.367; 17.100
Year first constructed 1845
Year first lit 1845
Automated 1976
Deactivated Active
Foundation Limestone
Construction Limestone
Tower shape Cylindrical
Markings / pattern White tower with grey lantern
Height 32 m
Focal height 31 m
Original lens Third grade focal plane lens
Current lens Small aerobeacon
Range 13.8 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
Characteristic Fl. 15 s
Admiralty number C7260
NGA number 7756
ARLHS number SWE-298; SV-5475

Långe Erik ("Tall Erik"), official name Ölands norra udde, is a Swedish lighthouse built in 1845 and located on a little island, Stora Grundet (in Böda socken, Borgholm Municipality), in Grankullaviken bay at the north point of Öland, the second largest island in Sweden.[1] The island is connected to Öland by a small bridge built in 1965.

The lighthouse is whitewashed, 32 meters high. It was designed by H. Byström and built by Jonas Jonsson. The former lighthouse keeper's house is next to the lighthouse, with a few buildings from the 1900s.[2]

The older, larger lens is still installed, but no longer in use. The lens was used until the 1990s before an aerobeacon was installed on the lantern's balcony. The light is remote-controlled by the Swedish Maritime Administration.

The tower is open to visitors during the summer season for a small fee.

See also[edit]

  • Långe Jan ("Tall John"), the lighthouse at the south cape of Öland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Långe Erik". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 September 2010.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Ölands norra udde" (in Swedish). Länsstyrelsen Kalmar County. Retrieved 16 March 2014.