Monday, 1 September 2008


Received from Virgilijus
Lighthouses on stamps are one of my main thematic collections. Lighthouses date from the first few centuries AD. The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria and during the Roman Empire ages many lighthouses were built along the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Atlantic coasts. The revival of the commerce in the 12th century gave another lighthouse building impulse.
The modern lighthouse dates from the early 18th century. Along the Scandinavian and Baltic coasts there are many lighthouses built because of the intense maritime navigation.
The lighthouse of Pervalka was built in 1900 and is used for navigation purposes in the Curonian Lagoon. The lighthouse of Uostadvaris was built in 1873-1876 and at present is not in operation

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