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Sandhammaren Lighthouse
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Sandhammaren Lighthouse
LocationEast of Ystad, Sweden
Coordinates55°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 constructed1862
Constructioncast iron skeletal tower
Tower shapeconical skeletal tower with central cylinder, balcony and lantern
Markings / patternred tower, greenish lantern dome
Tower height29.5 metres (97 ft)
Focal height32 metres (105 ft)
Current lensFocal plane lens
Range22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Admiralty numberC2460
NGA number5648
ARLHS numberSWE-055
Sweden numberSV-6545
Managing agentSwedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]
Heritagegovernmental listed building complex Edit this on Wikidata

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
  • Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sweden: Halland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 9 September 2008.

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