Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Philatelic Photograph: Hog Island Lighthouse, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Hog Island Lighthouse

GPS: N 25° 05.224 W 077° 21.107

Short Description:

Hog Island Lighthouse is familiar sight to anyone entering or leaving Nassau by ship It is located on the west end of Paradise (Hog) Island.

Long Description:
Lighthouse and Atlantis
Thousands of people each day photograph this lighthouse as their cruise ship approaches or leaves Nassau. It's located in Nassau Harbor north of New Providence Island on the western end of Paradise Island. At one time Paradise Island was called Hog Island. The name was changed to make it more appealing to tourist. The Atlantis Hotel and Casino now occupies the eastern end of the island. The lighthouse can also be photographed from land.

Technical Data for Hog Island Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City: Nassau Bahamas
Location: Entrance to Nassau Harbor.
Description Tower: White conical tower.
Operational: Yes
Date Established: 1817
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public: No.
Characteristic Range: Flashing red visible for 13 nautical miles.
Date Automated: 1958
Alternate Name1: Paradise Island Lighthouse
Alternate Name2: Nassau Harbor Lighthouse
Country: Bahamas

The stamp was issued in 2004 as part of a set of five stamps depicting lighthouses of the Bahamas

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