Swedish Armed Forces have reportedly bought back the base in a deal under negotiation since February 2017. Therefore, a battery housing of seven 12 cm muzzle-loading guns was hastily built at the south end of the strait. In 1885, when it seemed like there could be a conflict between Russia and the. As of 2002, the old military regiment area is demilitarized and used by many companies that have started since the regiment was closed. Fårösund is situated on the seafront overlooking the island of Fårö and is visited by tourists during the summer, but it is usually a quiet community in the autumn, winter and spring. Jeg klager for Eder min Vaande. Until the mid-1900s it was a small quiet resort as well as a ferry terminal for ferries to Fårö. By using Twitters services you agree to our. In 1818, Fårösund's importance. This escalation of the defence was made to indicate that Sweden was determined to maintain its neutrality. An artillery battery for the defence of the southern part of the inlet to Fårösund had been built in 1721, on the south shore opposite the Skarv shallows, and a blockhouse housing two 8 pounder cannons was constructed further out on the Bungenäs.
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The purchase faced competition from a Russian oligarch who showed interest in the port, but the sale went to the Swedish Fortifications Agency, which paid 20 million Swedish krona for it, after having sold it for 18 million in 2004. The island of, fårö can be reached by ferry from Fårösund. Treaty of Nystad in 1721, these fortifications were abandoned. 2, the village can be reached by car from. 6 7 This was part of ongoing efforts to rebuild Gotland's (and by extension, Sweden's) defences in light of the continuing deterioration in regional stability.