Thursday, September 06, 2012

0173. Germany - Cuxhaven Lighthouse PostMark

The Cuxhaven Lighthouse is pictured in the Philatelic Postmark released by Deutsche Post to commemorate the Participation of the Deutsche Post Philately on action days "Hamburger Lighthouse" in Cuxhaven on 21-Aug-2012.

Cuxhaven Lighthouse, an historic tower was built by the city of Hamburg at the Elbe estuary; after only a short time in service it was extinguished until the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1814.  Radio transmission at the Lighthouse was conducted by the Physicist Karl-Ferdinan Braun in 1899.  The Lighthouse was located on the old waterfront in downtown Cuxhaven.

Cuxhaven Lighthouse was one of the Germany's Oldest in service.  After almost two centuries of operation, the Lighthouse was de-activated in May 2001 and sold to private ownership.   The interior and exterior of the tower were restored by the owner in 2005. 

Established in 1805, the CUXHAVEN Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND CYLINDRICAL brick
  • Tower unpainted RED BRICK
  • Lantern dome is unpainted GREEN COPPER
  • Height is 23 metres

My sincere thanks to Wolfgang Beyer from Germany for sending me this German Post Mark of Cuxhaven Lighthouse.

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