Wednesday, February 16, 2011

0031. France (New Caledonia) - Amedee Lighthouse

The Amedee Lighthouse is an Iron Lighthouse located on Amedee Island, 24 km away from Noumea, New Caledonia.

This magnificent Lighthouse, the pride of New Caledonia, is claimed locally to be the World's Tallest Cast Iron Tower.  The Lighthouse was pre-fabricated in France in 1862, shipped halfway around the world and laboriously assembled.

This stamp was released on 25-Nov-1965 to commemorate the 100 years of the Lighthouse.

Built in 1865, the AMEDEE Lighthouse:

  • Tower is 16-sided CIRCULAR cast-iron
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Height is 55 meters
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 2 (Two) FLASHES every 15 seconds

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