Thursday, 27 May 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM USA

Angela from Massachusets sent me this pretty lighthouse scene from her state. Cape Poge Lighthouse is at the northeast tip of Chappaquiddick, an island that is part of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. At least four towers have been built on Cape Poge, with many moves. The first station was established in 1801 and the current 35-foot (11 m) tower was constructed in 1893. The round shingle-clad wood tower has been relocated away from the water's edge four times: the last relocation was 500 ft (150 m) in 1987, by helicopter. It is still active and the current light is a 300 mm solar powered beacon that flashes white every 6 seconds and is visible for 9 nautical miles.


On April 17, 2010, the US Postal Service issued a 44–cent commemorative stamp in four designs named Cowboys of the Silver Screen. The stamps honor four extraordinary performers who helped make the American Western a popular form of entertainment: William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. The stamp presents Roy Rogers, an American singer and cowboy actor, born Leonard Franklin Slye in 1911. Known as "King of the Cowboys", Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998.

On April 30, 2010 U.S. Postal Service issued a 44–cent, Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet special stamp in ten designs.

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