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Latest park stamp celebrates historic vessels

The San Francisco Maritime Historic National Park stamp
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park stamp

The Postal Service will showcase San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park on this year’s 14th park stamp.

The park, located in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, features eight docked historic vessels and a maritime museum.

The image, unveiled April 21, depicts the Balclutha, a ship from the 1880s that carried goods around the tip of South Africa. The vessel is the park’s oldest.

The stamp will be one of 16 on a pane that celebrates the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. USPS is revealing the images throughout April.

Mount Rainier National Park, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens were unveiled this week.

Stamps previewed earlier this month showcase Haleakalā National Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Everglades National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bandelier National Monument, Assateague Island National Seashore, Arches National Park and Acadia National Park.

The full pane will be dedicated June 2.

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