Lighthouses – Anseküla Lighthouse

In stock: 274 Items
Reference:
4740352118386
Issue date:07.09.2023
Designer:Roman Matkiewicz
Number:838-07.09.23
Stamp zone:International stamps
Stamp type:Classical
Availability date:2023-09-07
2.60 €
Description

Lõu Bay is considered the south-eastern part of Kaugatoma Bay, which is located by the coast of Saaremaa, west of Sõrve Peninsula. The south-eastern part of Kaugatoma Bay is named Lõu Bay and the north-eastern part is named Ariste Bay. The surface area of the bay is approximately 9.1 km2. The bay is mostly shallow – no more than 5 metres deep. Only at the mouth of the bay does the depth exceed 7 metres. In the past, it was a suitable shelter for sailors in the event of a storm; nowadays, most of the people traversing the bay are local fishermen, and others only find their way there rarely.

The upper beacon of the Lõu leading lights – Anseküla Lighthouse – is in Anseküla village on the northern end of Sõrve Peninsula on Saaremaa. This navigation mark with all-round light aids in navigating around Sõrve Peninsula and, with Lõu Lighthouse 3,128 metres to the west, forms leading lights with a direction of 103.1°–283.1°, which makes it easier for watercraft to enter Lõu Bay on the western coast of Saaremaa between the shallow areas of the Baltic Sea. 

The lower lighthouse of the Lõu leading lights is located on the north-eastern shore of Lõu Bay on the western coast of Sõrve Peninsula, in the Salme rural municipality of Saaremaa. With Anseküla Lighthouse, it forms leading lights with a direction of 103.1°–283.1°, which shows the way from the sea between the shallow areas to Lõu Bay and back.

Product Details
4740352118386

Data sheet

Quantity issued
20 000
Perforation
13¾ x 14
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
5 x 2
Size
27.5 x 33.0 mm
Primary theme
lighthouses
Year
2023
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