Friday, November 22, 2013

Marigot from Fort St. Louis in Saint Martin

St. Martin - St. Maarten

Antilles - West Indies
Saint Martin - Sint Maarten

Marigot vu du Fort St Louis
Marigot from Fort St. Louis

Photos: Philippe Poux

This is postmarked in 2013 with a St. Maarten stamp.

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Marigot is the main town and capital on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

Originally a fishing village on a swamp for which it was named, Marigot was made capital during the reign of King Louis XVI, who built Fort St. Louis on a hill near Marigot Bay.
Saint Martin (St. Maarten) stamp 2011
Maho Beach, 170 C
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Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the country of Sint Maarten. It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.
Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of Runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,180 metres (7,150 ft), resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude.

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