• July 14th, 2013

    New England Coastal Lighthouses on new stamps from United States

    There's something about lighthouses. They fascinate us; they enchant us; they draw us in. Utilitarian yet majestic, these structures achieve a beauty and romance that reach far beyond their practical natures. Recognizing our love affair with these lonely sentinels, the U.S. Postal Service has released a series of stamps celebrating our nation's lighthouses. New England Coastal Lighthouses features ...
  • July 23rd, 2009

    Biloxi lighthouse honored in stamp series

    The Biloxi Lighthouse has stood as a symbol of strength and pride for Mississippians for generations, standing tall through hurricanes like Camille and Katrina. Now the lighthouse is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service as part of the Gulf Coast Lighthouses stamp series. The 44-cent First-Class stamp went on sale Thursday. The Biloxi Lighthouse is featured as one of five lighthouses that withs ...
  • January 9th, 2009

    Biloxi Lighthouse to shine from US postage stamp

    The Biloxi lighthouse is about to shine again, this time in the national spotlight. The popular attraction will be featured on a 2009 postage stamp that's expected to make its debut sometime this summer. The 1848 landmark is one of five Gulf Coast lighthouses that will be part of a series of stamps. The lighthouses were chosen because they've weathered so many powerful storms, including Hurricane ...
  • June 21st, 2007

    USPS Commemorates Historic Lighthouses

    Five Pacific Lighthouses will be honored on stamps for their historic role in guiding vessels safely through perilous waters. The five Pacific Lighthouses stamps will honor Diamond Head Light in Hawaii, Five Finger Light in Alaska, Grays Harbor Light in Washington, Umpqua River Light in Oregon and St. George Reef Light in Northern California. Each stamp features an original acrylic painting by How ...
  • March 9th, 2004

    Tybee lighthouse shines up

    More than a dozen volunteers put finishing touches of black and white paint Tuesday on the 231-year-old lighthouse here. Tybee residents hope the new coat of paint will help the structure — which looks like a colossal chess piece — gain national historic landmark status and draw more tourists. Cullen Chambers, executive director of the Tybee Island Historical Society, which owns the lighthouse, sa ...