Friday, July 06, 2012

0142. Russia - Mys Svyatoy Nos Lighthouse

Svyatoy Nos, a narrow peninsula that project northward into the Barents Sea to the entrance of the White Sea.  The Svyatoy Nos is in the Kila peninsula, a broad eastward-pointing peninsula that separates the Barents Sea from the nearly enclosed White Sea.  The Kola peninsula lies almost completely to the North of the Arctic circle.

The Mys Svyatoy Nos Lighthouse is located  on the West side of Svyatoy Nos, South South-East of the tip of the peninsula.  This Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the Russian Arctic and also the first steam-powered foghorn installed in 1872.  The Fresnel lens was installed in 1890.  In 2002, the Lighthouse was declared a National Historic Monument.

Mys Svyatoy Nos Lighthouse was commemorated by Russian Postal Administration with the release of 8.00 stamp on 4-Jul-2005.  This is one of the three stamps picturing Lighthouse(s) on the Barents Sea.

Built in the year 1863, the  MYS SVYATOY NOS Lighthouse:
  • Tower is TAPERED OCTAGONAL wood
  • Tower painted YELLOW-ORANGE
  • Lantern lower-half painted RED; upper-half WHITE
  • Height is 22 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is TWO FLASHES every 15 seconds

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