Friday, May 19, 2017

CANADA ~ Cape Space National Historic Site - Newfoundland -

... A spectacular view of the “The edge of the North American Continent”... the eastern-most point of land... perched on a rugged cliff  with a majestic ocean view..... Cape Spear Lighthouse is an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's mariner history... and a beautiful spot for nature lovers (you can see birds, whales and dolphins here) ... with as always really lovely stamps and postmark...Thanks a lot Glenn!!【ツ】➜http://gemsworldpostcards.blogspot.be/



Cape Spear is located near to St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 In 1836 a lighthouse was built here at the entrance to St. John's Harbor: it was the second light to offer aid along the Newfoundland's coast.

 After 119 years of service the old light was decommissioned and a new concrete building was built to house the light in 1955. The 11m (35 ft) white octagonal concrete tower is the current active lighthouse on the postcard. It is located about 180 m (200 yd) northeast of the original lighthouse.
Stamps:

Queen Elizabeth II - A Centennial to Celebrate 1963-1972
(Issued 06-02-2012)

World War I - The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge - Joint Issue with France
(Issued 08-04-2017)

Flowers - Daisies
(01-03-2017)

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