Monday, August 06, 2012

0163. Philippines - Cape Santiago Lighthouse

Cape Santiago Lighthouse is in Batangas Province, a first class province of the Philippines located on the South-Western part of the Luzon Island in the Calabarzon region. The Lighthouse differs from Isla de Cabra and Punta Capones chiefly in being ROUND rather than SQUARE.

The Lighthouse withstood typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities.  It even withstood the Spanish, American and Japanese wars.  The Lighthouse is said to be the oldest structure in Calatagan.  The Lighthouse serves as a guide to vessels from Manila heading to the Southern islands of Visayas.  It also guides ships heading towards Manila.  The Lighthouse is providing active passageway for more than a century.  

Cape Santiago 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 1890, the Cape Santiago Lighthouse:
  • Tower is brick
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Aluminium Lantern is SILVER in colour
  • Height is 16 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is TWO FLASHES every 10 seconds

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