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The lightship Finngrundet (1903)

The lightship Finngrundet (1903)

Finngrundet used to be anchored in the ice free season in the Gulf of Bothia, but when automatic lighthouses began to replace lightships in the 1960s, it was retired and converted into a museum. To its left is part of Sweden's first icebreaker, the Sankt Erik. Built in 1915, it slides over the ice and crushes it and can also be rocked sideways to widen the channel. One of its two 3-cylinder engines is Sweden's largest working steam engine.

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Stephanie10-Sep-2012 12:18
Interesting to learn that this used to be a functioning lighthouse! V
Mairéad04-Sep-2012 21:23
A most unusual ship captured with great clarity and light.
Walter O. Koenig04-Sep-2012 14:28
A well composed shot of this Lightship. Lots of interesting details and nice side lighting. "V"
J S Quesada03-Sep-2012 22:10
Fantastic shot of this beautiful ship with this low sunlight. V
Alain Boussac03-Sep-2012 20:48
Rare and splendid. Thanks for the explanations too, Helen. V.