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2019 France Lighthouse Stamp

On 6 May 2019 LaPoste issued a stamp featuring Augustin Fresnel the brilliant French engineer and physicist who contributed so much to the efficiency of the lighthouse. Though he only lived 39 years Fresnel accomplished much in the field of optics and while serving as commissioner of lighthouses he proposed that the lens of his design be used in lighthouses. Fresnel lenses are still found in many lighthouses worldwide nearly 200 years after his death.

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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.

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