Thursday, December 25, 2014

Lighthouse of the Week, December 21-27, 2014: Gäveskär Light, Göteborg

Posting on Christmas Day, I chose another Swedish lighthouse, the postcard- or model-cute Gäveskär Light, Göteborg.

Here's what the comprehensive UNC lighthouses Web site (Sweden, Göteborg area) has to say about it:

"1964 (station established 1886). Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); quick-flashing red light. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with one red horizontal band under the gallery. A walkway leads to a 1-story wood keeper's house; the house is painted red with white trim. ... This is an important light, because ships approaching Göteborg make a turn to the north as they pass this point. Located on a small island about 400 m (1/4 mi) north of the island of Brännö. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed."

If you look at the Google image, you can see that is important, with the ship wakes passing by.

Here's four different angles on this one:

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