Tuesday, August 16, 2011

0069. China - Huaniaoshan (Huaniao Shan) Lighthouse Picture Postcard

Huaniaoshan Lighthouse is located on the Northernmost tip of the Huaniao Shan Island.  The Lighthouse serves as an Navigational aid for the vessels arriving Shanghai from South.  The Lighthouse is accessible by road within the Island and by boat / ferry to the Island.

The Lighthouse was elected as one of the Historical Lighthouses of the World by the International Association of Maritime Aides to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities in 1997.

China commemorated the Huaniaoshan Lighthouse by the release of 80f stamp on 18-May-2002.

Built in 1870, the Huaniaoshan (Huaniao Shan) Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND brick
  • Tower is painted BLACK with WHITE horizontal base
  • Height is 16.5 meters
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is a FLASH every 15 seconds

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