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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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Estonia 2017 Lighthouse Stamps

Eesti Post has just released the latest in their annual lighthouse stamp series.  These two stamps feature the range lights (leading lights) for the small harbor of Orjaku on the island of Kassari. A photo and map location for the front light is here and for the rear light here. The stamps are available in sheets of 20 with lighthouses shown on the labels. This series of stamps was begun in 1996 and hopefully there are enough lighthouses in Estonia to keep the series active for many more years to come.

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