August 23, 2015
1845 UNITED STATES (Massachusetts) - Great Point Lighthouse in Nantucket
Located at 50km south of Cape Cod, the island Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony, which has home values among the highest in the US, even if is the least-populous county in Massachusetts. Great Point Lighthouse, officially Nantucket Light, is located on the northernmost point of the island. First built in 1784, the original wooden tower was destroyed by fire in 1816. The following year a stone tower was erected which stood until toppled in a storm in March 1984. Rebuilt again in 1986, the stone tower was built to replicate the old one, and still remains in operation today.
About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the definitives series American Design (2002-2007), about which I wrote here. The second, depicting Digitalis, belongs to a series featuring 10 images from vintage flower seed packets, about which I wrote here. The last stamp, depicting Spicebush Swallowtail, is part of a definitive series with butterflies, about which I wrote here.
Grea Point Light - Wikipedia
History of Great Point Lighthouse, Nantucket, Massachusetts - New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 29.01.2014
Photo: Dick McGee