Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Lighthouses Stamps

The two lighthouses of Cape Arkona on the island of Rügen, Germany.

The taller lighthouse is the operational, called Isle of Rügen Light.
It started operation on 1 April 1905.
It is 35 metres high, with a focal height of 75 m above NN.
It emits three white flashes every 17 seconds.

The shorter one is 19.3 metres high, with a focal height of 60 m above sea level.
It was built in 1828 and is no longer operational.

The Klaipėda Light, guiding ships in the southern coast of Lithuania.
The present tower was built in 1950
The lighthouse has an active focal plane of 44 metres.
It emits three white flashes every 6 seconds.
Its light is visible for 18 nautical miles.

The Fukwei Chiao or Cape Fukwei lighthouse located in
Taiwan's northernmost point, the New Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C.
The present tower was built in the late 1940s.
It has a focal plane height of 31.3 metres.
It emits two white flashes every 15 seconds. 
Its light has a range of 27 nautical miles.

Sharing this with Viridian's Sunday Stamps.

Thank you and the Lighthouse Digest for the information.



  1. Oh, thank you for posting this. I had this stamp from Taiwan, but I unknew the name of the lighthouse.

  2. You rarely see a lighthouse in context like the Lithuanian one, I love the view of the port.

  3. a nice selection, esp the lithuanian stamp :)

  4. I love the dramatic yellow sky of the Taiwanese stamp, it makes the lighthouse really 'pop'! Great stamp.

  5. Agree about the Lithuanian Stamp. It reminds us of the purpose of the lighthouse.
    thank you for joining us!

  6. I think I am really getting to like lighthouses more and more - I hadn't paid too much attention tto them before!

  7. Thank you for the information about the Lithuanian stamp which I have too. I should have scanned my better because I couldn't make out the name.

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    1. Thanks Willa! Btw, I'm trying to post a comment on your entry but I can't. I don't know why...

  9. I havent seen the Lithuanian and the Taiwanese one so far, and they are splendid! thanks so much for sharing! I should be on the lookout for someone sending me these :)

  10. Oh, the Lithuanian stamp is really beautiful!!!

  11. Hi how are u? its been a long time it was nice to see this lighthouse theme that u posted, well I just want to share with u and proud that we been here last holy week.


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