Capelinhos Lighthouse - Faial Island, Azores, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 38° 35.807 W 028° 49.557
26S E 340988 N 4273613
Quick Description: This stamp issued in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Capelinhos Eruption includes an image of the Capelinhos Lighthouse on Faial Island in the Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal.
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 3:34:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6QK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

Long Description:
"1903. Inactive since 1957. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal stone tower with gallery, rising from a 2-story keeper's house. Lantern removed. Built to mark the western tip of Faial, the lighthouse was swamped by volcanic ash in a volcanic eruption that began on 16 September 1957. The eruption began offshore and eventually extended the island westward about 1 km (0.6 m). In 2005, the Azores government announced plans to develop a visitor center and museum at the abandoned light station. The lantern was installed early in 2006, and in August 2008 a modern visitor center opened in a new building near the lighthouse. The eruption area is protected as a regional natural monument. Located about 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of Capelo."

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Stamp Issuing Country: Azores (Portugal)

Date of Issue: September 27, 2007

Denomination: 0.75 €

Color: Sepia, cream, black, white.

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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