Tuesday, March 10, 2015

20150501 - ISLE OF MAN

Code: IOM-2015-01
Release Date: May 01, 2015
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office / Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin
Title: John Halsall´s Maritime History
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 40 x 26.18
Perforation: 14
Design: Isle of Man Advertising
Paintings: John Halsall´s
Text: Matthew Richardson
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Paper: 108 gms PVA gummed
Printed by: Cartor

Where is the Lighthouse?

Look closer...

Look closer...

Look closer...
There it is...
Maughold Head  -   A4786

Almost a year ago, I was fortunate to navigate that area of IOM.
 I assure you that the view of the lighthouse, from the ocean,  is spectacular.

Next,  some words extracted from the IoM Post Office Press Release regarding the history of the Master Frank and why is he navigating this area:

"... The Master Frank is the Island’s longest-surviving half-decker still afloat and was built around 1896 by Clucas and Duggan in Ramsey, to cope with the short, sharp seas to the North East of Ramsey where vessels practiced the fishing trade. She was subsequently purchased by the Kinnin family who fished mainly for cod using a long line. She remained with them until 1964 when Willie Kinnin sold her. The Kinnins repurchased her again in 1969, keeping her until 1976. After a thorough rebuild she was then re-launched in 1996 and is now a regular sight at traditional boat events..."

Thank you very much Paul  from  IoM Stamps and Coins  for the help.
Minisheet, First Day Cover and Presentation Pack availables for pre-order at IOM Post Office web shop

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