Made a pocket for the brochure. Stamped the lighthouse image
Journaling (digital) - 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 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.
Throughout its history, the lighthouse has survived a score of hurricanes, including the great storms of 1947 and 1969. And, on August 29, 2005, it stood against the wind and storm surge of Katrina. Inside the lighthouse, blue lines are painted on the wall to mark historic storm surges above 'mean sea level' (msl). Hurricanes of 1855 and 1906 reached 14.0 feet above msl, a 1909 hurricane crested at 15.0 feet msl, and Hurricane Camille's record of 17.5 feet was broken by Hurricane Katrina, which crested at 21.5 feet msl.
Journaling (handwritten) - The Biloxi Lighthouse stood landlocked for the 1st time with the completion of the sand beach in the early 1950s. It is the only lighthouse standing in the median of a 4 lane highway.