Hallands Väderö

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Hallands Väderö Lighthouse
Hallands Väderö-fyren på dagen.JPG
Hallands Väderö Lighthouse
Hallands Väderö is located in Sweden
Hallands Väderö
Sweden
Location Hallands Väderö, west of Torekov, Kattegatt sea, Sweden
Coordinates 56°27′03″N 12°32′33″E / 56.450708°N 12.542501°E / 56.450708; 12.542501Coordinates: 56°27′03″N 12°32′33″E / 56.450708°N 12.542501°E / 56.450708; 12.542501
Year first constructed 1884 (first)
Year first lit 1909 (current)
Automated 1965
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, greenish lantern dome
Height 13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height 21 metres (69 ft)
Original lens 3rd order Fresnel lens
Current lens 4th order lens
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)[1]
Characteristic Iso W 8s.
Admiralty number C2242
NGA number 1452
ARLHS number SWE-170
Sweden number SV-7173
Managing agent Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[2]

Hallands Väderö (en: Halland's Weather Island) is a Swedish island located in the northwest corner of the Scania province, but it is named after the province above; Halland. Since 1958 it has been a nature reserve due to its valuable ecologic life with an old beech-forest, unusual fungi and large bird populations. During the summer season small ferries transport people to the island from Torekov. There are no permanent residents on the island at the present time, but many cabins from older times remain on the island and some can be rented for overnight accommodations. The island is also known for its large beaches that are good for bathing. In 2006 the Swedish state surveying "Lantmäteriverket" decided that the whole island belonged to the Church of Sweden due to an old agreement from 1753.

Lighthouse[edit]

The lighthouse on the island was constructed on the northwestern tip in 1884 and originally carried a kerosene lamp. It was electrified in 1950 and totally automated in 1965. In the summer of 2010 the power cable to main land was cut and the power source replaced with solar panels and batteries. The light was changed to a LED-light and the characteristic modified to preserve power. The tower is connected to a small light keepers cabin. It is owned and remote controlled by the Swedish Maritime Administration.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Magnusson, Åke (18 August 2010). "UFS 318" (PDF). http://www.sjofartsverket.se/ufs. Swedish Maritime Administration. p. 12. Retrieved 26 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Hallands Väderö The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 4, 2016

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