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Lighthouse keepers wanted in Finland

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Postby LeadingLight » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:28 am


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Frans la Poutré
The Netherlands
51 34 06.7 N - 006 01 57.8 E
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Postby Grover » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:58 am


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So, is it a fiddle or is it a violin?

Märket is the smallest island shared by two countries anywhere in the world. But after the lighthouse was built in 1885 by Finland’s Russian rulers, it was realised that the buildings had been constructed on the Swedish side of the reef by mistake. The national frontier was eventually redrawn to give Sweden a similar sized piece of territory from the Finnish part of the island without changing the sea boundaries, so today’s border zig-zags erratically back and forth over the reef

I like that story ... Frans, thanks for posting this
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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