Högby Lighthouse

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Högby Lighthouse
Högby fyr Öland.jpg
Högby Lighthouse
Högby Lighthouse is located in Sweden
Högby Lighthouse
Sweden
LocationEast of Löttorp
Öland
Sweden
Coordinates57°08′48″N 17°02′50″E / 57.146568°N 17.047189°E / 57.146568; 17.047189Coordinates: 57°08′48″N 17°02′50″E / 57.146568°N 17.047189°E / 57.146568; 17.047189
Year first constructed1898
Automated1967
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower with watch room, balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Tower height23 metres (75 ft)
Focal height21 metres (69 ft)
Original lens3rd order Fresnel lens
Current lens3rd order dioptric lens made by AGA
Range12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km; 14.4 mi)
CharacteristicLFl (2) W 12s.
Admiralty numberC7266
NGA number7752
ARLHS numberSWE-032
Sweden numberSV-5487
Managing agentSwedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]
Heritagegovernmental listed building complex Edit this on Wikidata

Högby Lighthouse is a Swedish lightstation. The lighthouse is built of iron and painted white. The design by architect Johan Höjer is unique to Sweden. The tower was exhibited at the Stockholm Exposition in 1897 before being located in Högby on a narrow peninsula. The flame ran on kerosene at first, and was updated with a gas mantle light in 1908. It was electrified in 1945 with a 1000 watt bulb and fully automated in 1967. Today the light runs with a faint 60 watt bulb, and the old rotating Fresnel lens has been replaced. The lighthouse is owned by The Swedish Maritime Administration.

Both the keeper's house and lighthouse is protected as a culturally important building since 1978. Today the keeper's house is a private residence to an artist and contains an art studio and showroom.

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  1. ^ Högby The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 4, 2016
  • Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sweden: Öland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved August 2012. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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