Thomas Point Lighthouse Stamp
Mark your calendars for 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 at City Dock when the United States Postal Service will issue ("Second Day") the Thomas Point Lighthouse stamp. It is one in a series of five “forever” lighthouse stamps the Post Office has decided to honor.
The first day issue will be in New Jersey on the 6th and then Annapolis will be a second day of issue location. The postal service will have a kiosk at City Dock so that you can buy stamps and also get a special commemorative cancel.
This is a big deal for a City-owned property! I want to give a shout out to John Potvin, the United States Lighthouse Society (Chesapeake Chapter) and our Postal District Manager Le Gretta Goodwin.
As many of you know, the Thomas Point lighthouse is one of a dozen screw-pile lighthouses that dotted the Chesapeake Bay starting in the 19th Century. In 1999, Thomas Point was designated a National Historic Landmark. In 2004, the United States Department of the Interior transferred the property to the City of Annapolis during the tenure of Mayor Ellen Moyer.
A number of volunteers have worked tirelessly to restore her and the Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society along with the Annapolis Maritime Museum conduct interpreted public tours during the summer.
I know stamp collectors from around the region will converge on Annapolis on the 7th to celebrate with us. Please join us at City Dock!