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USPS Shines Light on Montauk Lighthouse

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On Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, the U.S. Postal Service celebrated the release of the Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses stamps, including one that features the Montauk Point Lighthouse, with a special stamp dedication event. 

It as a special stamp dedication event commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Montauk Lighthouse and the release of the Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses stamps. The stamps were officially released and for sale online on on Aug. 6, 2021.  

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.

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.  

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.  

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