Friday, January 11, 2013

Le Chevalier de Tromelin Honored on Stamp

First Day of Issue: January 2, 2013 - French Southern and Antarctic Territories

The French Southern and Antarctic Territories has issued a new postage stamp honoring Le Chevalier de Tromelin.

In 1776 Le Chevalier de Tromelin was captain of the French warship La Dauphine when he visited an island off the coast of Madagascar (now Tomelin Island). He found and rescued slaves that had survived a shipwreck on the reefs of the island some 15 years before.

Learn more at: La Poste

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