Admiralty Head, Washington

Admiralty Head, Washington Maximum Cards


Stock #: 235675
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: The Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1990 Apr-26
PM City: Washington
PM State: DC
Stamp: 25c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

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First Day of Issue: April 26, 1990; First Issue Location: Washington, D.C. From man's earliest seafaring days, volcanoes like Etna, Stromboli and Vesuvius served as natural lighthouses, and as early as 280 B.C., man-made lighthouses marked harbors and headwaters. From these beginnings, the lighthouse developed into a priceless navigational tool such as the beacon at Admiralty Head, Washington. positioned at the east entrance to Admiralty Inlet and the Puget Sound. The life of this lighthouse was relatively brief. Built in 1903, the maritime traffic pattern had changed by the mid-1920's, and the lantern was removed from this tower in 1927. Though no light has gleamed from Admiralty Head in more than six decades, the structure has become one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area. The lighthouse was restored and opened to the public by the Washington State Parks and Island County Historical Society. Similar efforts by The Lighthouse Preservation Society and its friends will hopefully keep America's early lighthouses from disappearing quietly into the annals of history