Friday, January 06, 2012

0107. Guernsey - Quesnard (Alderney) Lighthouse (Maxi Card)

The Quesnard (Alderney) Lighthouse is located in a small island, Alderney about 32 km North-East of Guernsey.  The Alderney island is accessible by air or by ferry.  The Lighthouse guards the Alderney Race, the 16km wide channel between Alderney and Cape de la Hague, the North-West corner of the Cotentin Peninsula.

The Alderney Race has some of the fastest and most dangerous tidal currents in the World.

Guernsey Post commemorated the Quesnard (Alderney) Lighthouse by the release of 11p (penny) postage stamp on 10-Feb-1976.

Built in 1912, the Quesnard (Alderney) Lighthouse:
  • Tower is stone
  • Tower is painted WHITE with single broad BLACK HORIZONTAL band
  • Height is 32 meters
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is 4 (four) FLASHES separated by 2.3 secs, every 15 seconds

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