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A memory from last summer

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Postby Moosup » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:23 pm


I would like to share a memory from last summer.
The site is the island Högbonden on the Swedish east coast by the baltic sea. It was lighted in oktober 1909. The remote location in combination with the hilly terrain made construction difficult. Therefore, a ropeway was set up and is still in use.
The 2:nd order lens initially holded a luxlamp and was in 1948 uppgraded to Dalén light. (AGA)
Until 1921 there was even a school out here - I've read that there where at most nine children living at the station.
The lighthouse was electrified and automated in 1963 and during the last years, the keepers crew were reduced from three to two, and finally to one during the last months.

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The focal point is on 246 feet. According to the Swedish List of Lights from 1957, the light could be seen from 23 nautical miles.

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Imagine this was the view from your kitchen window!

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Ropeway

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Postby shirin » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:54 pm


Looks like a remote one for sure! Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Looks like a great place!
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Postby Hersh » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:43 pm


Great views indeed... That's a great looking light station.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:29 pm


Like the window picture.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:22 pm


From a distance (photo #1) it sort of looks like Pt. Betsie (MI) sitting on
Split Rock (MN).

Very Nice photos of an attractive light! Thanks for sharing them! :)

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Postby Moosup » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:09 am


Thank you for your replies. For sure, Brent there are quite a few similarities from the two lights you mentioned.

If anyone is visiting scandinavia and need a tip of how to visit our lights, feel free to contact me. There are lots of interesting lights along the coastlines of Sweden, Norway and Finland that sure deserves a visit.
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