US 1959 St Lawrence Seaway 4c. Scott. 1131

US 1959 St Lawrence Seaway 4c. Scott. 1131

Series: St Lawrence Seaway Issue

Stamp details: Opening of St Lawrence Seaway

Issued date: 26-06-1959 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1131
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1130
Michel (Germany): 754
Yvert et Tellier (France): 670

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Dark blue and Red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Eagle, Bird of Prey, Map, Leaves, Plants

Total print: 126,105,050 (estimate)

Description:- The St. Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels in Canada and the United States that permits oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America, as far inland as Duluth, Minnesota, at the western end of Lake Superior. The seaway is named for the St. Lawrence River, which flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. Legally, the seaway extends from Montreal, Quebec, to Lake Erie, and includes the Welland Canal. Ships from the Atlantic Ocean are able to reach ports in all five of the Great Lakes.