Thursday, July 19, 2012

0150. Ukraine - Vorontsovskyi Lighthouse

The Vorontsovskyi Lighthouse is located at the end of a curving breakwater that protects the South-Eastern corner of Odessa's harbour.  The Lighthouse is accessible only by boat.  Odessa oblast (province) is the Westernmost section of the Ukrainian coast.

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

Built in 1954, the VORONTSOVSKYI Lighthouse:
  • Tower is ROUND CYLINDRICAL concrete
  • Tower painted WHITE
  • Lantern painted RED
  • Height is 26 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is RED
  • LIGHT character is THREE FLASHES every 12 seconds

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