Saturday, July 21, 2012

0152. Ukraine - Berdyansk Nizhniy Lighthouse

The Berdianskyi Lighthouse is located at the end of a long, hook-shaped spit South of Berdyansk.  The Ukrainian coast features four long sand spits projecting to the South.  The Lighthouse is in the area of Sea of Azov, connected to the rest of the Black Sea by a very narrow Kerch Strait.  The Lighthouse is accessible by boat. 

Berdianskyi Lighthouse was commemorated by Ukrainian State Enterprise of Posts with the release of 1.50 UAH stamp on 30-Oct-2009.  This is 6th of the six stamps featured in the "The Lighthouses of Ukraine" series released in 2009.

Built in 1860, the BERDIANSKYI Lighthouse:
  • Tower is OCTAGONAL masonry
  • Tower painted RED and WHITE HORIZONTAL bands
  • Height is 22 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 4.5 seconds ON ; 3 seconds OFF

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