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Postby Grover1 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:05 pm


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Postby island » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:50 pm


If the above link does not work try this.
http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=10044146&nav=menu40_10
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:11 pm


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Postby epona » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:29 am


Did I miss something? Who is paying for the restoration of the lighthouse and the new Visitors Center.
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:32 am


epona wrote:Did I miss something? Who is paying for the restoration of the lighthouse and the new Visitors Center.

I believe it's mostly FEMA funds that are paying for the restoration.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:02 pm


From The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/travel/content/trave ... house.html

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Postby Grover » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:09 pm


Restoration nearly complete ... From WLOX

http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=11935539
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:02 am


That video was so neat....Views of the inside and the lantern.....

Never knew it was in the median of a four-lane highway...

A real jewel for Biloxi, that's for sure....
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Postby Grover » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:33 am


... From The Sun Herald

Lighthouse Gets New Shine
MARY PEREZ

BILOXI — After months in the dark, the Biloxi Lighthouse will shine again Friday. The $400,000 restoration is complete, and on Saturday visitors who choose to can climb the 55 steps and 8-rung ladder to the lantern room. From there, Hurricane Katrina’s scars are evident as is progress. Across U.S. 90, construction is under way on the Biloxi Lighthouse and Visitors Center.

Bill Raymond, Biloxi’s historical administrator, recalls his emotion after Katrina’s winds and water subsided. The first place he saw was the Old Brick House, and knowing how that was devastated, he headed with trepidation toward the lighthouse. “Thank God the lighthouse was still there,” he said. Inside he found in several places the bricks had toppled away from the cast iron skin that gives the lighthouse strength to endure the storms.

Now the bricks are intact and shiny white, the spiral staircase is silver and stripes of blue on the walls show the height of the water during storms that have hit Biloxi. Camille is within Raymond’s arm’s reach, while way over his head is the mark for Katrina, when the water rose more than 21 feet. The outside of the lighthouse has also been painted gleaming white.

During the relighting ceremony Friday, the significance of the lighthouse will be remembered and the restoration project detailed. Local architectural firm Dale & Associates and J.O. Collins Contractor of Biloxi worked together to restore the Biloxi landmark, with most of the work paid for by FEMA.The light, which operated by temporary power since the storm, was been rewired. The decorative fence at the base of the lighthouse was removed and restored and a new gate was fashioned on the west side to make public access easier.

The flag that was hung from atop the lighthouse by Vincent Creel and Ronnie Cochran within hours after Katrina was removed during the restoration. A new flagpole will be raised across the street at the visitors’ center

Raymond said he has volunteers who want to lead tours of the lighthouse when the schedule resumes this spring. During the summer, the tours are early in the morning, thanks to the cast iron wrapper. “It can get well over 100 degrees in the lighthouse very quickly,” he said.

The lighthouse is the first completed project of the many restorations under way in Biloxi. City Hall, the White House Fountain, Old Brick House and Magnolia Hotel are among the other historical landmarks being saved.

Raymond said he couldn’t be happier with the lighthouse restoration.“I think it’s an important goal for the whole community,” Raymond said. “It shows we’re back.”


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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:37 am


Is that shot like....Ummmm.....Upside down ?
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Postby NoahG » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:27 pm


Looks like they restored everything but the lens.
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Postby Grover » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:23 pm


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
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Postby Grover » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:05 pm


...
From WLOX

http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=12015648

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Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

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Postby Grover » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:16 pm


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

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