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    Dry Tortugas

    National Park Florida

Update on Garden Key Harbor Light Stamp Dedication July 23

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Date: July 22, 2009
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

In Brief:
Who:  Dry Tortugas National Park
What: Superintendent to speak at Dedication of Stamp Commemorating the Dry Tortugas Garden Key Harbor Light at Fort Jefferson
Where: Key West Post Office, 400 Whitehead Street, Key West
When: 11 a.m. Thursday July 23, 2009

Key West, FL --- At 11 AM on Thursday, July 23, 2009, Postmaster Jane Evans will welcome the community to the Fort Jefferson Lighthouse First-Day-Of-Sale stamp dedication ceremony at the Key West Post Office at 400 Whitehead Street.

The Fort Jefferson Lighthouse, also known as the Garden Key Harbor Light, is in Dry Tortugas National Park, approximately 70 miles west of Key West. Dan B. Kimball, Superintendent, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks, will give remarks on the preservation of Fort Jefferson, including the light, on Garden Key. In addition, Glenn D. Simpson, Program Manager for the NPS Southeast Region for Division of Historic Preservation, and Kelly Clark, Dry Tortugas Exhibit Specialist, who have been working on the Garden Key Lighthouse preservation will be on hand to answer any questions.  Note - Complete News Release from July 21 can be found at http://www.nps.gov/drto/parknews/newsreleases.htm

Update:
Below please find links to access high resolution images (for media use only)of the Fort Jefferson Lighthouse stamp and other Gulf Coast Lighthouse Stamps being issued this week. To download image(s), simply click on the corresponding link(s) below:

(These links have a limited availability - for current information go to http://www.usps.com/about/welcome.htm?)from=home_header&page=aboutuspsandnews

0-0_USPS09STA010.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses - Sand Island -
1-0_USPS09STA010a.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses - Fort Jefferson, Florida
2-0_USPS09STA010b.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses -
3-0_USPS09STA010c.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses -
4-0_USPS09STA010d.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses -
5-0_USPS09STA010e.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses - Sabine Pass -
6-0_USPS09STA010f.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses - Biloxi, Mississippi -
7-0_USPS09STA010g.jpg - Gulf Coast Lighthouses - Matagorda Island, Texas -

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPRODUCING STAMP IMAGES: The stamp design must be reproduced in its entirety, including denomination and perforations. If the stamp design is reproduced within 75-150% of stamp size, a line must be placed through the denomination to 'cancel' the reproduction and prevent its use as actual postage. The appropriate USPS trademark and copyright notices must be included. All stamp designs are considered preliminary and subject to change until such time as the First Day of Issuance.

                                                                                                                                               -NPS-

 

Did You Know?

Fort Jefferson

Despite over 30 years of construction, massive Fort Jefferson was never truly completed on the islands of the Dry Tortugas. Advances in weapon technology would come to render the fort obsolete by 1862.