Monday, February 14, 2011

0020. Isle of Man - Point of Ayre Lighthouse

The island nation, Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland has the Oldest Lighthouse, The Point of Ayre (High) Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse was first lit in 1818. The Point of Ayre is the Northernmost point of the Isle of Man.  It lies at the Northern end of Ramsey Bay.

The Point of Ayre (High) Lighthouse was commemorated by Isle of Man with the release of 14p stamp on 28-Feb-1978.

The POINT OF AYRE (High) Lighthouse: 

  • Tower is CIRCULAR stone
  • Tower painted WHITE with two broad RED HORIZONTAL bands
  • Height is 32 meters
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 4 (Four) FLASHES seperated by 2.3 sec. every 20 seconds

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