oswego-lighthouse.jpgOswego, N.Y. - The H. Lee White Museum & Maritime Center celebrates Lighthouse Weekend Aug. 3 and 4 beginning with a Lighthouse Stamping event from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. A series of New England lighthouse stamps, recently released by the US Postal Service, will be offered for sale along with specialty envelopes and postcards. A custom cancellation stamp was created for the Saturday event. On Sunday, Aug.  4, the museum recognizes the birthday of the United States Coast Guard. Lighthouse/Coast Guard historian and chair of the City of Oswego Lighthouse Committee Ted Panayotoff will be on hand both afternoons for discussion related to the theme of lighthouses.  A special reduced admission is offered all weekend long. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.  The weekend events are sponsored in part by Wayne Drug and NBT Bank. For more information contact the museum at  info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or 315-342-0480 or stop by the museum's Treasure Chest Gift Shop at the end of Oswego's West First Street Pier.  Also check facebook.com/hlwmm and facebook.com/oswegolh as well as the main website,hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.

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Photo caption: The Oswego Lighthouse guards the oldest freshwater port in the U.S. Contact: Janet Clerkin Oswego County Tourism and Public Information Coordinator 315-349-8324 http://www.visitoswegocounty.com/