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. The island is connected to Öland by a small bridge built in 1965.
Långe Erik Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1845|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, grey metallic lantern dome|
|Tower 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 (25.6 km; 15.9 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (4) W 15s.|
|Managing agent||Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)|
|Heritage||governmental listed building |
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.
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.
- Långe Erik The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 5, 2016
- Ölands norra udde - Långe Erik www.schwedische-leuchtfeuer.de
- "Långe Erik". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 September 2010. (subscription required)
- "Ölands norra udde" (in Swedish). Länsstyrelsen Kalmar County. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
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