Levels of Achievement

There are seven levels of accomplishment in the U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Program, with a special honor for submitting a book with only lighthouse stamps. Each level is reached by completing a passport book & sending it to the USLHS Passport Fulfillment Service for verification.  In return, you will receive an official, collectible patch recognizing your achievement and dedication to lighthouse preservation.  See program Goals and Guidelines for more details about acceptable stamps, including of photos and guidelines for submitting completed books. 

 

60 Stamps (1 Passport)  Upon completing your 1st Passport you will be awarded the

"I've Seen the Light" patch

In addition you will receive your choice of bumper/luggage sticker - Choose from "I Love Lighthouses" or "I Brake for Lighthouses."


120 Stamps (2 Passports):  Upon completing your 2nd Passport you will be awarded the

"Silver Star" patch


180 Stamps (3 Passports): Upon completing your 3rd Passport you will be awarded the

"Gold Star" patch


240 Stamps (4 Passports): Upon completing your 4th Passport you will be awarded the

"Platinum Circle" patch

 

300 Stamps (5 Passports):  Upon completing your 5th Passport you will be awarded a gray wing patch to be placed around your Platinum Circle badge.

300 Stamps Wing


360 Stamps (6 Passports): Upon completing your 6th Passport you will be awarded a red wing patch to be placed around your Platinum Circle badge.

360 Stamps Wing


420 Stamps (7 Passports): Upon completing your 7th Passport you will be awarded a blue wing patch to be placed around your Platinum Circle badge.

420 Stamps Wing


Stamp Only Passport Books

The highest level of achievement for the Lighthouse Passport Club is to fill your book with only official stamps. This can be challenging because there are quite a few lighthouses out there that do not have stamps, or perhaps a location is closed when you arrive. However, a book with 60 stamps is still regarded as the highest level of achievement, and when a book such as this is confirmed, the Passport Club member will not only receive their appropriate badge, but also a commemorative stamp only patch acknowledging their achievement.


Custom Patch Resembling Lighthouse Service Flag

As there are currently seven levels in the Lighthouse Passport Program, so it is possible to be awarded seven stamp only patches. At times this goal might present some challenges, such as official lighthouses being closed, lost stamps, etc. Nevertheless, in order to achieve a "Stamp Only" book, these obstacles must be overcome.

Sample pages from "Stamp Only" Passport Book