Långe Jan, Öland, Sweden
Posted by: ToRo61
N 56° 11.768 E 016° 23.919
33V E 586785 N 6228790
Quick Description: Långe Jan is a Swedish lighthouse located at the south cape of Öland, the second largest Swedish island
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 3:07:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMEV5X
Öland is an island in the Baltic Sea belonging to the Swedish county of Kalmar (Kalmar Län). A long and narrow island, Öland lies parallel to the mainland coast of Kalmar Län, separated from it by a channel called the Kalmarsund. The island is about 136 km (85 mi) long and 8-16 km (5-10 mi) wide. Since 1972 the island has been readily accessible by the 6 km (3.5 mi) long Öland Bridge (Ölandsbron), which crosses the narrowest part of the Kalmarsund just north of Kalmar. Öland is popular among lighthouse fans for its fine collection of five historic lighthouses.
The Swedish word for a lighthouse is fyr. The front light of a range is the nedrefyr (lower light) and the rear light is the övrefyr (upper light). Aids to navigation in Sweden are maintained by the Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket). Many of the major lighthouses have resident attendents, and guided tours can often be arranged. The Swedish Lighthouse Society (Svenska Fyrsällskapet) works for the preservation of the lighthouses.
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse
Range Lights: Not listed
LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE VISIT: Not listed
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