Tuesday, June 26, 2012

0136. Croatia - Pokonji dol Lighthouse

Pokonji dol is a round shape Islet, situated South-East of the harbour of Hvar.   The Pokonji dol Lighthouse is located in the central part of the islet.  The Lighthouse got its name after the islet on which it was built.  The Lighthouse is a one of the valuable tourist souvenirs of Hvar.  Ships arriving in Hvar from Adriatic must pass close to the islet.

The combination of the white light beam from Pokonji dol along with the red flash beam from the nearby island of Jerolim guides the sea passage for the sailing ships.   The strong light beams marks the sailing route from the Islands of Korcula, Lastova and Susac towards the Hell's Islands.  The light is automated. 

The Pokonji dol Lighthouse was commemorated by Croatian Post with the release of 7.10 HRK (Croatian Kuna) stamp on 31-May-2012.

Built in 1872, the Pokonji dol Lighthouse:
  • Tower is SQUARE CYLINDRICAL stone
  • Height is 15 metres
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is a FLASH every 4 seconds
  • Accessible only by boat

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