Saturday, 30 October 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM FRANCE

 Le Four Lighthouse (Phare Le Four) is located on a wave swept rock about 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Argenton, in Bretagne in north-western France. Built between 1869 and 1874, it was lit on March 15th, 1874 marking the northern entrance to the Chenal du Four, the shipping route between the Île d'Ouessant and the mainland. The 28 m (92 ft) round stone tower was hit by a Portuguese ship, the “Esprosende” on November 14th, 1917 and needed extensive repair. Rebuilt between 1920 and 1922 the lighthouse is still active and accessible only by boat.
French Post issued on September 13, 2010 a self-adhesive stamp – validity world 20g presenting the famous Eiffel Tower. Thank you, Louise.

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