2007 41¢ Five Finger
Issue Date: June 21, 2007
City: Westport, WA
Printed By: Avery Dennison
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 11
Often built in isolated locations, miles from cities and towns, lighthouses have developed a certain mysterious charm and romantic aura over the years. Although the lighthouse keepers of old are gone, lighthouses with automated lights continue their important work of helping ships to reach their destination safely.
Five important lighthouses were honored on U.S. stamps for their place in American history. They have safely guided untold numbers of ships through dangerous Pacific coastal waters.
Discovery of gold in the Yukon created a need for the Five Finger Islands Lighthouse in Frederick Sound, Alaska. First lit in 1902, the lighthouse burned down in 1933, but was rebuilt through President Franklin Roosevelt’s public works program in 1935.