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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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2018 France Lighthouse Stamp

On 25 June 2018 La Poste issued a stamp featuring Mean-Ruz Lighthouse, also known as Ploumanac’h Lighthouse. It sits on the rocky pink granite coast of Brittany near the small village of Ploumanac’h. The structure was destroyed during World War II and was replaced in 1948.

Mean-Ruz (Ploumanac'h) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 25 Jun 2018 Mean-Ruz (Ploumanac'h) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 25 Jun 2018

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