Wednesday, November 23, 2011

0102. Croatia - Prisnjak Lighthouse

The Prisnjak Lighthouse (shown with an arrow mark) is located on a small island off the North-West end of the much larger island Murter archipelago.  The island is special and diverse as it is covered by pine, oak and wild olive trees and curative plants.  North-West from Prisnjak, there are in sequence of islets Murvenjak, Visovac and Maslinjak.  The people from Murter during centuries sailed for fish in this channel.  The Lighthouse Prisnjak marked the returning route for the people.

The glass dome in the Lighthouse building reflects the sun rays miles away and the seafarer used to say that it lights also by daylight.  Old, mechanic light mechanism was changed with automatic technology in 1990.   Presently, the Lighthouse was renovated as tourist apartment.

The Prisnjak Lighthouse is one of the most visited lighthouses on the Adriatic Sea.

Croatian Post commemorated the Prisnjak Lighthouse by the release of 3.10 kn (Croatian currency kuna) postage stamp on 18-Oct-2011.

Built in 1886, the Prisnjak Lighthouse:
  • Tower is OCTAGONAL stone
  • Tower attached to a 1-storey Keeper's house
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Height is 15 meters
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is 3 (three) FLASHES every 10 seconds
  • Lighthouse is accessible only by boat

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