Öland's south cape
|Year first constructed||1785|
|Construction||limestone tower with balcony and lantern|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower on a conical frustum basement with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower with black band, red lantern dome|
|Tower height||41.6 metres (136 ft)|
|Focal height||42 metres (138 ft)|
|Original lens||open fire|
|Current lens||3rf order Fresnel lens, 1907|
|Range||18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (2) W 30s.|
F WRG at 19 metres (62 ft)
|Managing agent||Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket) |
|Heritage||governmental listed building complex|
Långe Jan ("Tall John") is a Swedish lighthouse located at the south cape of Öland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden's second largest island. It is one of Sweden's most famous lighthouses along with Kullen, Vinga and Landsort, and also the tallest lighthouse in Sweden.
The lighthouse was built in 1785, probably by Russian prisoners of war. The tower was built of stone from an old chapel. Originally the light was an open fire, and the tower was unpainted. It was painted white in 1845, and the same year the tower's lantern was installed, to house a colza oil lamp. A couple of years later a black band was added to the tower.
- List of lighthouses and lightvessels in Sweden
- Långe Erik ("Tall Erik"), the lighthouse at the north cape of Öland.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sweden: Kalmar". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
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