Thursday, April 2, 2009

Port of Haifa, Israel

Date of Issue: September 28, 1980
Scott #: 756

This MS was issued to commemorate the National Stamp Exhibition held at Haifa during September 28 to October 07, 1980.

The sheet shows an artist's impression of the Port of Haifa and Mount Carmel during the 17th century.

The Port of Haifa is the largest of Israel's three major international seaports, which include the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and cargo ships.

The port served as a gateway for thousands of immigrants to Israel after the Second World War.

The port has been the scene of two maritime incidents; one, the Patria disaster, killing 267, while the other, the loss of the Shelly, killing two people.

The picture above shows the aerial view of present day Port of Haifa.

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