About GrafixMat Coasters • Front • Back Story
About GrafixMat Coasters:
Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side. For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs. Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.
All Natural • Durable • Easy Wash • Singles or Sets • Storage Caddies • 4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick • Green Certified
Sketch of Lighthouse
The Back Story:
The Mispillion lighthouse, located near Milford, DE, was built in 1873. It was the third lighthouse to be built at this location. It was discontinued in 1929 and replaced by a light on a steel tower. The wooden structure passed into private hands in 1932. A lightning strike in 2002 sparked a fire that severely damaged the lighthouse. Its remains were dismantled by the owner and stored somewhere near Lewes, DE.
About The Artist: Paul M. Bradley Jr., an architect by profession, began drawing lighthouses after a New England vacation sparked his interest in the structures. His drawings appear quarterly in the Keeper’s Log a publication of the U.S. Lighthouse Society (www.uslhs.org).