23 August 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 36

issued 1990, the first of the lighthouse series
designed by Howard Kuslow and Howard Pain
Admiralty Head Lighthouse is found on Whidby Island and was in use from 1903 until 1922 when it was deactivated. Standing 120' above sea level, the  conical tower is 30' tall and has a Spanish style two-storey residence attached. The 18" brick walls are covered in stucco and was the last brick lighthouse designed by Carl Leick. It has been restored by the Washington State Parks and is open year round for visitors, tours, and special events (it is apparently popular for weddings).

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover, that looks the perfect place to be a lighthouse keeper.

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  2. That first day cover is gorgeous.

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  3. Hello, lovely cover and stamp.

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  4. A cover and a stamp to covet.

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  5. Very elegant stamp and cover about one of my favourite topics. And I almost missed it!

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