Lighthouse Passport Stamp Collector Series

The USLHS Passport Program celebrates visiting lighthouses and their ongoing preservation with the introduction of our Lighthouse Passport Stamp Collector Series. Each series will examine lighthouses we feel are historically significant, and offer you the opportunity to learn about these historic beacons and receive these one of a kind lighthouse passport stamps, which will not be otherwise available.

By purchasing each set of 4 stamps for only $11 including shipping (which will fill one page of your LH Passport Book) you will be adding to your official stamp collection while helping to make sure the Lighthouse Passport Program itself remains self-sustaining and free to everyone.

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The set of stamps will be shipped to you via 1st class U.S. Mail.


Lost Lighthouses - Series I

Our first series is titled Lost Lighthouses. There are a great many significant lights that are now lost, destroyed by natural disasters, torn down purposefully or replaced with something modern. So the U.S. Lighthouse Society thought is is only fitting to begin by honoring these proud beacons by offering the first in a series of commemorative passport stamps to help everyone understand their significance in history.

1. The Frank’s Island Lighthouse

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson, having recently purchased the Louisiana Territory, envisioned a grand monument to serve as a navigational beacon to mark the entrance of the mighty Mississippi River. read more...

 

2. The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse

Before collapsing in April 1926, the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse guided vessels from the Atlantic Ocean into the Delaware Bay for more than 150 years. read more...

 

3. The Shinnecock Lighthouse

Shinnecock Bay Lighthouse was first activated on January 1, 1858, showing a fixed white light produced by a first-order Sautter Fresnel lens. read more...

 

4. The Mamajuda Lighthouse

Mamajuda Island, which was on the northeast end of Grosse Ile near Point Hennepin, exists today solely in photographs from a distant era. read more...


Lost Lighthouses - Series II

The USLHS Passport Program continues to celebrate visiting lighthouses and their ongoing preservation with Series II of Lost Lighthouses. There are so many of these lost lighthouses that were so very important to our maritime history, we felt a second series was necessary.

1. The Bullock’s Point Lighthouse

Bullock’s Point Lighthouse, sitting in the treacherous shoals of the Providence River, had always been an important navigational aid for the numerous ships that sailed in and out of Providence, Rhode Island. read more...

 

2. The Willapa Bay Lighthouse

For over 80 years, the Willapa Bay lighthouse stood guard over the entrance of Willapa Bay (originally called Shoalwater Bay). As one of the first 8 lighthouses on the West Coast, Willapa Bay was built in Cape Cod style with a squat tower and lantern resting on a simple cottage. read more...

 

3. The Fort Sumter Lighthouse

In 1856, the light at Fort Sumter was activated for the first time. For the next 100 years, 6 more lights would mark Fort Sumter to guide ships into Charleston Harbor. read more...

 

4. The Ballast Point Lighthouse

The Point Loma lighthouse, built atop a lofty bluff in 1855, was the first of three lighthouses to be built in San Diego. Though the structure proved to be lasting and stable, mariners complained that the light was often unreliable. read more...


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The set of stamps will be shipped to you via 1st class U.S. Mail.


The Pharos of Alexandria - purported to be the world's first "lost" lighthouse