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Bottle 1234 - Recouvrance and Indomitable in a Bottle
Date Added: 20 March 2016

This is an wonderful diorama showing the Schooner "Recouvrance" and the Sloop "Indomitable" sailing before the point at the Petit Minou lighthouse, at Goulet de Brest, Brittany. The Phare du Petit Minou is a lighthouse in the roadstead of Brest, standing in front of the Fort du Petit Minou, in the commune of Plouzané. By aligning it with the phare du Portzic, it shows the safe route to follow for ships to enter the roadstead. It also has a red signal that indicates a dangerous sector around the plateau of les Fillettes (literally the girls), one of the submerged rocks in the goulet of Brest. Sailors remember this by using the mnemonic "the Minou blushes when he covers les Fillettes".
Type: Schooner and Sloop Diorama in a Bottle   Maker's Name: Aubry, Gerard
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where: France
Bottle Size: 52cm x 11cm   Year Made: 2015
Bottle Type: Vie d’Alsace Water Bottle