July 7, 2021

New Stamps Shine Light on Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Forever stamp


Lighthouses — with their beauty, mystery and aura of romance — have fascinated and enchanted people for centuries. The Postal Service continues to share in that tradition with Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Forever stamps, the latest in its continuing series of popular lighthouse stamps.

News of the stamps is being shared with the hashtag #MidAtlanticLighthousestamps.


Linda Malone, vice president of engineering systems, U.S. Postal Service


Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at noon ET


Twin Lights State Historic Site
2 Light House Road
Highlands, NJ 07732


Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at usps.com/mid-atlanticlighthouses.


For three centuries, the beacons of America’s lighthouses have been guiding mariners through treacherous waters. Though the five mid-Atlantic lighthouses being recognized have a common purpose, each has its own unique story — and its own mysterious, eternal appeal.

Authorized by George Washington and completed in 1796, Montauk Point Lighthouse (New York) is one of the oldest lights in continuous operation in the United States.

Navesink (New Jersey) is one of only seven stations in the country to feature two lighthouse towers.

The tower of the Erie Harbor Pierhead Light (Pennsylvania) tapers from its base to its midsection, then rises straight from there to the top, the only lighthouse tower with this shape in the United States.

Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse (Delaware) has stood within the breakwater since 1926 and is still an active aid to navigation.

And located in the Chesapeake Bay (Maryland), the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has withstood the elements since 1875.

The Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses stamps are being issued as Forever stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.

Postal Products

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling (844) 737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.



Media contacts