October 4, 2022

150 Years Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Passport Stamp

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In recognition of the 150th year of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse announce a commemorative passport stamp. Designed by local illustrator, Anne Greene, the stamp has been commissioned in addition to The Lighthouse’s existing stamp.

Initiated by the United States Lighthouse Society, (USLHS), The Lighthouse Passport Program provides a fun way to track visits to light stations, while also creating an opportunity for enthusiasts to support the lighthouses visited. When visiting a lighthouse, the tour staff can provide the stamp for a small donation, which is used to help preserve and maintain the building and grounds.

Lighthouse lovers can collect custom-designed stamps from lighthouses and lightships across the country. The stamp can be imprinted on a piece of paper. But for more fun, a lighthouse passport with a blue vinyl cover, similar in appearance to an official U.S. passport, can be purchased from The Friends. Passports contain pages to collect 60 stamps. When the passport is complete, participants can send a copy of the stamped pages to the USLHS in Hansville, Washington to receive an official Lighthouse Passport Program patch.

If you have been to Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and would like to remember the visit with one or both stamps, send a check for a minimum donation of $2 per stamp, made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to P.O. Box 15121, Riverside, RI 02915. If you would like to purchase a Lighthouse Passport, the cost is $16. Residents who visit Pomham Rocks Lighthouse can purchase the passport or stamps in the gift shop following their tour. Public tours are scheduled through August and reservations can be made at www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org

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