BoatUS Reports

News From The World Of American Boating

Edited by Ryck Lydecker
Published: August/September 2013

Lighthouse Stamps To Light Up Letters

Want to shine a bit of light on New England's rich nautical heritage? Then head to your local post office for a book of the latest "Forever" stamps featuring five historic New England lighthouses that have guided ships to safe harbor and saved countless lives while guarding this coast for almost 300 years. They're among the oldest in the U.S., and each one is on the National Register of Historic Places: the New London Harbor Light in Connecticut; Portland Head Light on Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, Rhode Island; Boston Harbor Light, also a National Historic Landmark; and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Hampshire. The Postal Service set July 13 as the first day of issue with special dedication ceremonies scheduled to take place at or near all five locations. The stamps and related products are available at www.usps.com/stamps. End of story marker

 

 

 Recommended Articles
Gray rule

Thumbnail photo of a boat with holiday lightsDesigning A Holiday Light Dispaly For Your Boat

How to decide what kind of holiday decorations to use, how to safely power them, and attach them securely to your boat


Thumbnail photo from the movie Life Of PiBehind The Scenes With The Original Pi

For "Life Of Pi" director Ang Lee consulted with famous ocean survivor, Steven Callahan, to learn about existing in a life raft


Thumbnail photo of Jorma KaukonenThe Boating Playlist

From folk, to seafaring, to classic, to indie, let's get ready to rock with our best boating playlists

 


BoatUS Magazine Is A Benefit Of BoatUS Membership

Membership Also Provides:

  • Subscription to the print version of BoatUS Magazine
  • 4% back on purchases from West Marine stores or online at WestMarine.com
  • Discounts on fuel, transient slips, repairs and more at over 1,000 businesses
  • Deals on cruises, charters, car rentals, hotel stays and much more ...
  • All For Only $24 A Year!


Join Today!