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Huvudskär Lighthouse
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Huvudskär Lighthouse
Huvudskär is located in Stockholm
Stockholm region
Location Ålandsskär
Huvudskär archipelago,
east of Dalarö
Coordinates 58°57′47″N 18°34′05″E / 58.963081°N 18.568182°E / 58.963081; 18.568182Coordinates: 58°57′47″N 18°34′05″E / 58.963081°N 18.568182°E / 58.963081; 18.568182
Year first constructed 1882 (first)
Year first lit 1931 (current)
Automated 1931
Foundation concrete
Construction concrete tower
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.
Admiralty number C6465
NGA number 9056
ARLHS number SWE-002
Sweden number SV-2855
Managing agent Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]

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.

The lighthouse[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Huvudskär The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 4, 2016

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