Taiwan Issued Stamps on Lighthouses

Taiwan has issued a set of four stamps under the “Lighthouses Postage Stamps” series.

\"taiwan1. Fangyuan Lighthouse (NT$5): Located in Wanggong Fishing Port in Changhua County’s Fanyuan Township, this lighthouse was constructed in 1983 as an octagon-shaped reinforced concrete tower, featuring a black-and-white vertical-striped daymark, with a fourth-order electric light. The lighthouse has a nominal range of 16.6 nautical miles.

2. Chamu Yu Lighthouse (NT$5): Situated in Chamu Island in Penghu, this lighthouse completed construction in 1913. An octagon-shape brick tower, it was demolished during World War II, and repaired in 1948. After the repairs, the lighthouse was installed with a fifth-order acetylene light. In 2000, this lighthouse was given a facelift with a solar panel; its lamp was powered with electric lights. The lighthouse has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles.

3. Lanyu Lighthouse (NT$10): This lighthouse sits on the mountaintop on the northwestern tip of Lanyu. It was built in 1982 as a cylinder concrete tower, with a third-order revolving AC light. It has the highest elevation of any lighthouse in Taiwan. The lighthouse has a nominal range of 26.1 nautical miles.

4. Sandiaojiao Lighthouse (NT$25): Situated in Sandiaojiao in Taiwan’s northeastern coastal point, this lighthouse was built in 1935 as a white cylinder concrete tower, with a third-order kerosene incandescent lamp, with a red sector light indicating the bearing of Guishan Island. In 1942, the lighthouse was equipped with a third-order revolving lens light. The nominal range of the white light is 24.5 nautical miles, and the range of the red light is 20 nautical miles.

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