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Sandhammaren Lighthouse
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Sandhammaren Lighthouse
Location East of Ystad, Sweden
Coordinates 55°23′12″N 14°11′35″E / 55.386746°N 14.193058°E / 55.386746; 14.193058Coordinates: 55°23′12″N 14°11′35″E / 55.386746°N 14.193058°E / 55.386746; 14.193058
Year first constructed 1862
Automated 1976
Construction cast iron skeletal tower
Tower shape conical skeletal tower with central cylinder, balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower, greenish lantern dome
Height 29.5 metres (97 ft)
Focal height 32 metres (105 ft)
Current lens Focal plane lens
Range 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number C2460
NGA number 5648
ARLHS number SWE-055
Sweden number SV-6545
Managing agent Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]

Sandhammaren is a Swedish lighthouse, and the name of both a beach and a point east of Ystad in Scania. At first two identical lighthouses were constructed, because it was a risk to mistake this lighthouse with the one on Ertholmene. The flame first ran on colza oil. Later on (1891), one of the lighthouses was put out of service and moved to Pite-Rönnskär in Norrland, at the same time the lamp was transformed to a paraffin lamp. The lighthouse was electrified in 1952.

The Swedish Maritime Administration owns and runs the lighthouse.

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  1. ^ Sandhammaren The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 6, 2016

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