2018 Russia Lighthouse Souvenir Sheet

On 14 June 2018 Russia released a souvenir sheet commemorating the World Cup held in that country this year. In the lower left margin of the soccer ball we can see the decorative lighthouse in the Kaliningrad Fishing Village on the banks of the Pregolya River. This lighthouse serves no useful purpose for navigation but looks good in the shopping and dining area of the city.

Kaliningrad Fishing Village L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 14 Jun 2018 Kaliningrad Fishing Village L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 14 Jun 2018

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2018 Estonia Lighthouse Stamp

On 7 June 2018 Eesti Post issued the latest in its long series of lighthouse stamps. This years stamp issue features Manilaiu Lighthouse which is located at the western entrance to Pärnu Bay in the northeastern part of the Gulf of Riga. The “beach ball” surrounding the location of the beacon shows the light sectors for this lighthouse. Light sectors are used to mark safe and dangerous areas and navigable channels. This light is interesting in that it shows seven sectors which is an unusually high number. The sectors are made by placing colored filters around the lantern. When in a red sector, when viewed from sea, care must be taken as red marks a dangerous area. Marking channels using light sectors is normally done where it is not practical to use range lights which are more precise.

Munaliau L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018 Munaliau L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018

Munaliau L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018 Munaliau L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018

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