|2072 The Maritime Quarter of Mariehamn Eastern Harbour (1)|
Posted on 26.11.2015, 22.12.2015
Mariehamn, the capital of Åland, is located on a peninsula and has two important harbours, one located on the western shore and one on the eastern shore, which are ice-free for nearly the whole year, and have no tides. The Western Harbour is an important international harbour with daily traffic to Sweden, Estonia and mainland Finland.
|2139 The Maritime Quarter of Mariehamn Eastern Harbour (2)|
In the Eastern Harbour is the Maritime Quarter, where boat building traditions are kept alive. Among the red sheds there is a boatyard, a smithy, a boat and shipbuilding museum, and a newbuilt museum of historical marine engines. There is an exhibition of historical work boats in the Beacon, a copy of the former beacon at the Kobba Klintar pilot station. Furthest out on the breakwater is a Seafarers’ chapel.
About the stamps
On the postcard 2072
The first stamp is part of the series Edible Mushrooms, designed by Staffan Ullström, and issued on January 2, 2003.
• Chantarelle (0,10 EUR) - It's on the postcard 2072
• King Bolete (0,50 EUR)
• Parasol Mushroom (2,50 EUR)
The last two stamps are part of the series Predators, designed by Staffan Ullström, and issued on February 2, 2004.
• Ermine (0,20 EUR) - It's on the postcard 2072
• Red Fox (0,60 EUR) - It's on the postcard 2072
• Pine Marten (3,00 EUR)
On the postcard 2139
The first stamp is part of the series Edible Mushrooms, about which I wrote above. The second stamp is part of the series Predators, about which I wrote also above.
The third stamp, Sea Birds: Arctic tern, designed by Dag Peterson, was issued on January 3, 2000.
The fourth stamps, depicting Smooth Snake, is one of the two designed by Staffan Ullström and issued on January 2, 2002.
The fifth stamps, depicting Peach-leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia), designed by Andy Horner, was issued on April 10, 2015.
The last stamp is one of the two which show the Åland apple cultivar Strömma, about which I wrote here.
Welcome to The Maritime Quarter of Mariehamn - Visit Åland
Sender 2072, 2139: Christine
Sent from Mariehamn (Åland Islands / Finland), on 17.11.2015
Photo: Berit Sundman