Levels of Achievement

There are twelve levels of accomplishment in the U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Program, with a special honor for submitting a book with only lighthouse stamps (All Stamp Flag).  Each level is reached by completing 60 entries in a passport book, then email photos or scans of each page to the USLHS for verification at passportclub@uslhs.org.  In return, for the first eleven levels you will receive an official, collectible patch recognizing your achievement and dedication to lighthouse preservation.  The twelfth level, Pharos of Alexandria, is a special designation for those have completed more than eleven passports.  See program Goals and Guidelines for more details about acceptable entries (i.e. stamps or photos) and guidelines for submitting completed books. 

All patches are free to Passport Club Members. If you are not a member, the cost is $5 for each patch. Once your passport has been verified, we will email you instructions about how to order your patches.

For more info about the Passport Club and all of the benefits, click this link.

Join the Passport Club

60 Entries (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 Entries (2 Passports):  Upon completing your 2nd Passport you will be awarded the

Silver Star patch


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

Gold Star patch


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

Platinum Circle patch


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

1st wing


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

2nd Wing


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

3rd Wing

480 Entries (8 Passports):  Upon completing your 8th Passport you will be awarded Diamond Circle patch.

Diamond Circle patch


540 Entries (9 Passports): Upon completing your 9th Passport you will be awarded a purple wing patch to be placed around your Diamond Circle badge.

4th Wing


600 Entries (10 Passports): Upon completing your 10th Passport you will be awarded a teal wing patch to be placed around your Diamond Circle badge.

5th Wing


660 Entries (11 Passports): Upon completing your 11th Passport you will be awarded a green wing patch to be placed around your Diamond Circle badge.

6th Wing


More than 660 Passport entries - Pharos of Alexandria

Anyone who completes more than 11 passports and 660 entries receives the "Pharos of Alexandria" designation on our Hall of Fame webpage.  If all of the passports contain only stamps, the collector receives a Stamp Only Flag for each one in excess of 11.  At times this goal might appear challenging but currently there are over 900 stamps available.  In addition, many stamps have been redesigned and also qualify as acceptable entries which beings the total to more than 1,200.


Stamp Only Passport Books

The highest level of achievement for the Lighthouse Passport Club is to fill your book with only official stamps.  When this type of passport is verified, the Passport Club member will not only receive their appropriate badge, but also a commemorative custom patch resembling the Lighthouse Service flag.  . 


   Sample pages from "Stamp Only" Passport Book