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Community Volunteer Travel Tag Key to the Lighthouse

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Saturday, 05 May 2018
Missouri, United States
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In A little grace

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I am a "Racing Key", please keep me moving as far and as fast as possible. I need as many miles as I can travel by January 2019. My predecessors have always fallen short and I wish to do better this race.
After the race, I wish to have my picture taken with Lighthouses all over the world.

About This Item

This is "Memory" key. My owner grew up near the famous Biloxi Lighthouse located on US90 in Biloxi, MS.
The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It is the city’s signature landmark and has become a post-Katrina symbol of the city’s resolve and resilience.

The Biloxi Lighthouse was one of three Mississippi Sound lighthouses authorized in 1847 by legislation sponsored by Mississippi Representative Jefferson Davis. A one-acre tract for the lighthouse and keeper’s dwelling was purchased from John Fayard for $600, and metal plates, cast by Murray and Hazlehurst Vulcan Works in Baltimore under a contract for $6,347, were bolted together to form the lighthouse, which was strengthened by a brick lining. The tower was completed in the spring of 1848 under the supervision of Henry Scoles, and Marcellus J. Howard was assigned as the first keeper. Part of Keeper Howard’s job was to service the nine lamps and fourteen-inch reflectors, supplied by Winslow Lewis, that comprised the lighting apparatus. In 1856, a fourth-order Fresnel lens replaced the array of lamps and reflectors.

The light was civilian operated from 1848 to 1939, and is notable for its several female lightkeepers, including Maria Younghans, who tended the light for 53 years. In 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard assumed responsibility for the light’s operation.

After being declared surplus property in 1968, the Biloxi Lighthouse was deeded to the City of Biloxi, which eventually opened it to public tours.
The lighthouse has withstood many storms over the years. Katrina’s storm surge enveloped a third of the 64-foot tall lighthouse, and the constant pounding from the water and winds toppled many bricks that lined the interior of the cast iron tower. The storm’s winds also broke many of the windows in the light cupola and destroyed the structure’s electrical system
In March 2010, the city re-opened the lighthouse to public tours after a 14-month, $400,000 restoration that was funded by FEMA and MEMA and completed by Biloxi contractor J.O. Collins.

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Tracking History (786.6mi) View Map

Write note 01/19/2019 Hobbit Taz posted a note for it   Visit Log

2018 SLAGA Travel Bug Race Results: - See all racers listed below – TB Names link to Bug Page

Race Began 5/13/2018 Ended: 1/19/2019
SLAGA Spring Picnic 2018 – Cinco de Mayo!

1) Most Miles: Surfing SpongeBob
2) Most Caches: 2018 Wolf Racing Tag
3) Least miles traveled: Lucky Aces
Honorable Mention -
1st determined missing and never re-found: Did Someone Say Lasagna? on 7/19/2018

Owner ---***--- Name ---===--- (( Miles )) ---+++--- Caches

spongy163 ---***--- TB4JFQ9 Surfing SpongeBob ---===--- (( 31358.7 )) ---+++--- 4
nan-d1955 ---***--- TBPWPD MIZ ZOU RAH! Racer ---===--- (( 17942.4 )) ---+++--- 8
resurrectionj ---***--- TB8VGTP Halo Top Tag ---===--- (( 9088.9 )) ---+++--- 7
spiritwolf922 ---***--- TB86KCV 2018 Wolf Racing Tag ---===--- (( 7904.9 )) ---+++--- 10
Breezy406 ---***--- TB7YVBE Happy Ape ---===--- (( 7009.2 )) ---+++--- 7
bluedaisy ---***--- TB5K3B4 Another Key to Happiness ---===--- (( 4370.7 )) ---+++--- 1
WyckedAnn ---***--- TB7H3E3 WYCKEDANN'S WITCH ---===--- (( 2739 )) ---+++--- 4
TeamBMZ (bmzdaddy) ---***--- TB8G1NZ The Reviewer ---===--- (( 866.1 )) ---+++--- 4
fishin'buds ---***--- TB7YVCA Fishin'buds First Release ---===--- (( 848.9 )) ---+++--- 5
CribbageWitch ---***--- TB74C5Y Key to the Lighthouse ---===--- (( 786.6 )) ---+++--- 3
bluedaisy ---***--- TB5K3V5 Monkey Business ---===--- (( 717.7 )) ---+++--- 4
Control Freeks ---***--- TB7YHGR Clyde, the Fancy Racing Camel ---===--- (( 510.6 )) ---+++--- 2
bluedaisy ---***--- TB5K3AW Did Someone Say Lasagna? ---===--- (( 26.5 ) ---+++--- 2
bluedaisy ---***--- TB5K3AP Lucky Aces ---===--- (( 26 )) ---+++--- 2

Dropped Off 01/01/2019 lindosity placed it in A little grace Arkansas - 266.7 miles  Visit Log

Happy new year!

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/01/2019 lindosity retrieved it from Nuts and Bolts Arkansas   Visit Log

Grabbing to do some back logging...

Dropped Off 12/31/2018 lindosity placed it in Nuts and Bolts Arkansas - 1.52 miles  Visit Log

So sad that this one has been stagnant with me; I’d forgotten I had a trackable. Glad to get it back out and in such a neat cache!

Visited 12/31/2018 lindosity took it to Tucker Creek Walking Trail - Z&G Arkansas - 33.3 miles  Visit Log

Tagging along for a FTF this morning!

Visited 12/23/2018 lindosity took it to Bridge to nowhere Arkansas - 34.16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/09/2018 lindosity took it to Roundabout Mountain Arkansas - 1.89 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/30/2018 Deafcavan discovered it   Visit Log

i forget to put TB last spring
Discovered at the SLAGA Spring Picnic St Louis . Good achieve for your TB in this year's TB Race. Safe travels!!!!

Visited 07/28/2018 lindosity took it to Spock's Cache Arkansas - 270.4 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/15/2018 lindosity took it to Grease Oklahoma - 260.63 miles  Visit Log
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