Lighthouse - Block Island South East, RI
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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

Front Design:

Sketch of Lighthouse

The Back Story:

Block Island South Eastern Light

The Southeast Block Island Lighthouse was built in 1875.  It is the highest lighthouse in New England. It is designated a National Historic Landmark.  It was deactivated in 1990 by the Coast Guard. In 1993, it was moved 360 feet to escape the eroding cliff. In 1994, it was re-established as an active aid to navigation.

 

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).