Långe Erik

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Långe Erik Lighthouse
Ölands Norra Udde
Öland North End
Oeland lighthouse Lange Erik.jpg
Långe Erik Lighthouse
Långe Erik is located in Sweden
Långe Erik
Sweden
Location Grankullavik
Öland
Sweden
Coordinates 57°22′01″N 17°05′49″E / 57.367036°N 17.097001°E / 57.367036; 17.097001Coordinates: 57°22′01″N 17°05′49″E / 57.367036°N 17.097001°E / 57.367036; 17.097001
Year first constructed 1845
Automated 1976
Foundation limestone
Construction limestone tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Height 32.1 metres (105 ft)
Focal height 31.5 metres (103 ft)
Original lens 3rd order Fresnel lens
Current lens small aerobeacon
Range 13.8 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
Characteristic Fl (4) W 15s.
Admiralty number C7260
NGA number 7756
ARLHS number SWE-298
Sweden number SV-5475
Managing agent

Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]

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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.[3] 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.[4]

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.

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  1. ^ Långe Erik The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 5, 2016
  2. ^ Ölands norra udde - Långe Erik www.schwedische-leuchtfeuer.de
  3. ^ "Långe Erik". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 September 2010.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Ölands norra udde" (in Swedish). Länsstyrelsen Kalmar County. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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