east of Dalarö
|Year first constructed||1882 (first)|
|Year first lit||1931 (current)|
|Tower shape||tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower with one black band|
|Height||16 metres (52 ft)|
|Focal height||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Original lens||4th order Fresnel lens|
|Current lens||3rd order lens|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)|
|Characteristic||Iso W 8s.|
|Managing agent||Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)|
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.
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.
- Huvudskär The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 4, 2016
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sweden: Nynäshamn Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
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