Thursday, August 02, 2012

0162. Philippines - San Fernando Point Lighthouse

The San Fernando Point Lighthouse is located on the Southern portion of the Port of San Fernando.  Located on a headland at the end of a club-shaped peninsula, West of San Fernando and the eastern entrance to Lingayan Gulf, the Lighthouse is positioned 3 meters from the sea and serves primarily domestic shipping.  The Lighthouse was established by the Spanish authorities as a local light serving the needs of local shipping such as mail boats and fishing boats.  

San Fernando Point Lighthouse is in La Union Province of the Luzon Island, the largest island of Philippines.   

San Fernando Point Lighthouse was commemorated by Philippines Post in its Lighthouse Stamp Series - I with the release of 6 peso stamp on 22-Dec-2005.

Established in 1905, the San Fernando Point Lighthouse:
  • Tower is concrete
  • Tower with gallery but no Lantern
  • Tower is UNPAINTED
  • Height is 8 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is TWO FLASHES every 10 seconds

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