Stamp of Approval

Monday, July 27, 2009


Fort Jefferson's light will
shine on your letters.

Our very own Fort Jefferson Lighthouse in Dry Tortugas National Park has its very own stamp now, with the first day issue ceremony held last week at the Key West Post Office in Key West. The lighthouse also is called the Garden Key Harbor Light. The original was built in 1825. The existing light is a hexagonal wrought iron tower, although the light no longer is an active aid to navigation. The first day of issue postmark is a pen and ink drawing by Ann Shaver of a sooty tern. Fort Jefferson is 70 miles west of Key West.