Postal service to issue Lighthouse stamp

The recognition of the Biloxi Lighthouse continues to grow.

The U.S. Postal Service has announced that the Biloxi icon will be one of five lighthouses featured in a series this summer about the lighthouses of hurricane alley.

Last year, the Mississippi license plate that features the Biloxi Lighthouse was named the Best Plate of 2007 in the U.S. and Canada by the 4,000-member Automobile License Plate Collector’s Association.

The Postal Service, in making the annoucnement of the new stamp series, said the Biloxi Lighthouse will be included in a series that is based on paintings by artist Howard Koslow of Toms River, N.J. Other lighthouse in the hurricane alley series represent Matagorda Island, near Port O’Connor, Texas; Sabine Pass, near Sabine Pass, La.; Sand Island, near the entrance to Mobile Bay in Mobile, Ala.; and, Fort Jefferson (also known as Garden Key Lighthouse), nearly 70 miles west of Key West, Fla.

To see the stamps and read more about the series, click here.

The Biloxi Lighthouse also earned a year-end honor in 2008. A photo of the landmark in the weeks after Katrina was featured on the cover of the Mississippi State Tax Commission’s annual report.

To see a photo gallery of the Biloxi Lighthouse through the years, click here.