Monday, June 16, 2008

Lighthouses

"The Montauk Point Light, located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island, is the oldest lighthouse in New York. Construction on the lighthouse was authorized by the Second United States Congress, under President George Washington in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796, and was completed on November 5, 1796.
It was the first lighthouse in New York State, and is the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the United States. The tower is 110' 6" high. The current light, equivalent to 2,500,000 candle power, flashes every 5 seconds and can be seen a distance of 18 nautical miles (33 km)." - in: wikipedia.
This was a thank you card sent by Tina "kraemer-561".

"The Aveiro or Barra lighthouse is located on the south side of the entrance to the Ria de Aveiro alongside the Barra beach and it was built between 1885 and 1893. It is 62 metres tall rising from the two-storey keeper’s house, stands 66 metres above sea level and is Portugal’s tallest lighthouse (second in Europe and third in the world). The Aveiro light can be seen as far as 48 km out to sea. This tower is unusual in that it has a lift which was installed in 1958. A huge storm caused substantial damage in 1935 and protective sea walls were subsequently built." - in: http://www.aportugalattraction.com/portugal-attractions/aveiro-lighthouse.htm
I bought this card when i was camping in Aveiro.

1 comment:

Ana said...

ahh, lighthouses..beautiful!!!
Ive developed a really soft spot for them among some other stuff...actually, its amazing how all this postcard thing made me develop particular tastes in certain subjects/themes...and i LOVE it! :)