Postal Service to dedicate new stamp honoring barge fleeting


The following is the text of a press release distributed by the U.S. Postal Service and American Waterways Operators:

U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Earthscapes Forever Stamps, including “Barge Fleeting,” an Aerial View of Towing Vessels

Monday, October 1, Houston, Texas

 What:             The United States Postal Service will dedicate a series of Forever Stamps entitled “Earthscapes,” including one which features an aerial view of Kirby Corporation’s Apollo and Enterprise Marine Services LLC’s Taurus, commercial towboats positioning themselves against liquid tank barges in the Old River Barge Fleeting area near the Houston Ship Channel in Texas.


When:             2:30 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012; the event is free and open to the public.


Where:           Kirby Corporation, Old River Fleet, Gate 6, 16524 DeZavala Road, Channelview, Texas


Who:               Speakers will be William J. Mitchell, USPS Houston District Manager; Joe Pyne, Chairman and CEO, Kirby Corporation; Ray Sick, Director, Enterprise Marine Services LLC; Jonathan Topper, Board of Directors, Houston Philatelic Society


Details:           The Postal Service kicks off October as National Stamp Collecting Month by issuing the Earthscapes Forever stamps. Depicting America’s diverse landscapes on photos taken from ultra-lights to satellites, the stamps provide a view of the nation’s diverse landscapes in a whole new way — from several hundred feet in the sky to several hundred miles in space.

By Professional Mariner Staff