Monday, July 11, 2011

0055. Croatia - Porer Lighthouse

Croatia, a Central European country, has many islands, rockey isles and crags in the Adriatic Sea.  This demanded exceptional navigational skills.  There were about twenty night lighthouses along the coast of Croatia.  These lighthouses are referred to Adriatic Lighthouses.

Porer Lighthouse is located on a tiny scrap of land in the Northern Croatia, marking the southern tip of Istrian Peninsula.   The lighthouse is accessible only by boat.  Boat transportation is made available only in the morning;  landing at the lighthouse is difficult in the evening due to the west winds.   The lighthouse is 2.5 kms South-West of Rt.Kamenjak.

Croatian Post commemorated the Porer Lighthouse by the release of  5 kn (Croatian currency kuna) postage stamp on 14-Sep-2007.

Built in the year 1833, the Porer Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND CYLINDRICAL masonry
  • Tower is built on Keeper's house
  • Tower is un-painted cream coloured stone
  • Lattern is GREY METALLIC roof
  • Height is 31 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 3 (three) FLASHES every 15 seconds

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