Friday, July 13, 2012

0147. Ukraine - Kyz-Aulskyi Lighthouse

The Kyz-Aulskyi Lighthouse is located on the point of the Cape, South-East of Jakovenkove and helps guide ship(s) to the entrance of the Kerch Strait.  The Lighthouse is in the diamond shaped peninsula of Crimea and is one of the Black Sea Lighthouse(s) in Ukraine.

Kyz-Aulskyi Lighthouse was commemorated by Ukrainian State Enterprise of Posts with the release of 1.50 UAH stamp on 30-Oct-2009.  This is one of the six stamps featured in the "The Lighthouses of Ukraine" series released in 2009.

Built in the year 1876, the  KYZ-AULSKYI Lighthouse:
  • Tower is OCTAGONAL masonry
  • Tower painted BLACK and WHITE VERTICAL stripes
  • Lantern painted WHITE
  • Height is 28 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE, RED or GREEN depending on direction
  • LIGHT character is a FLASH every 6 seconds

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