October 3, 2010

The Southport Times Acquires Rare Price's Creek Lighthouse Postcard


October 2, 2010 – The Southport Times has recently acquired a rare postcard showing a view of the Price's Creek Rear-Range Lighthouse. Southport Time's Editor, Ben Celinski, said "We have actively been collecting Southport postcards since 2004 when we founded The Southport Times. This is only the second time we have ever seen this postcard come to market. The first time we saw this postcard was at auction on eBay. The postcard sold for just under $200.00."

The Price's Creek Lighthouse, completed in 1849, consisted of two different structures. A "front-range" light and a "rear-range" light. When a vessel was coming up the Cape Fear River they would line up the front-range and rear-range lights. This would ensure they were centered in the channel...

This postcard was published by E.C. Kropp in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The card was postmarked in Southport on July 23, 1908 at 2:00 PM. The card was mailed to Mrs. B.H. King at 509 South Front Street in Wilmington, North Carolina...


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