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Port Said lighthouse - historic photo
ARLHS EGY-016; ex-E5978

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tallest lighthouse in Africa
Photo of 1888

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Album name:mitko / Egypt
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive since 1997(?)
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1869
Height of the tower, m:59
Range, nm:was 25 nm
Coordinates (in any format):31 15.8499 N 32 18.7987 E
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Date added:Aug 17, 2014
Keywords:Egypt ; Port Said ; Mediterranean sea ; Historic
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Hans de Graaf   [Aug 17, 2014 at 05:25 PM]
Interesting, Ottoman Empire, the Turkish flag flying.
Text on this postcard in Dutch (Vuurtoren), maybe sold by local merchants who came in small boats longside to the many Dutch ships on there way to Nederlands-Indië /Indonesia)
mitko   [Aug 17, 2014 at 07:11 PM]
It was round-the-world travel in 1888 in the ship Silver Cross. As i understood from description travel was organized by Dutch publishing company.
Hans de Graaf   [Aug 17, 2014 at 08:54 PM]
Found it, Dutch navy training vessel " Zilveren Kruis" on an around the world trip 1887/88 sailed out westward and passed the Suez Canal 1888 on her way back home.

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