Thursday, August 5, 2010

6th out of 93 so far

ot bad - we've moved up four spaces in the last two days, but only the top 2 receive the money.  So we need to keep voting.
Also, don't forget you can find more information at  You can join the Preservation Society and become a sponsor of the restoration.  Right now you can buy a brick to be engraved along the walkway.  More sponsorship opportunities are coming soon.

Become a fan on Round Island Lighthouse's Facebook page today, too.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WLOX - Round Island Lighthouse restoration project up for $250k grant

Good story on WLOX this morning about the project.

Round Island Lighthouse restoration project up for $250k grant

It's 7th out of 93 right now, so it's close, but not quite there yet.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MS Press - Pepsi Refresh

Check out the story in today's Mississippi Press - Round Island Lighthouse vying for $250,000 from Pepsi for Gulf restoration.  The Lighthouse is currently in 7th place out of 93 projects, so it's in the running but it needs a lot more voters.  You can vote for it once every day in August.  The website requires you to set up a log-in, but it's very easy and you won't receive a bunch of junk mail unless you check the box approving it.

Vote for the Lighthouse!

The Round Island Lighthouse in Pascagoula, MS, has been selected as a potential Pepsi Refresh – Do Good for the Gulf grant recipient. People can vote online at throughout the month of August. Only two grants of this amount will be awarded, so vote early and often. You can vote each day. It requires you to set up a log-in, but it’s quick and easy. The Round Island Lighthouse Project is listed as a $250,000 Arts and Culture project.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lighthouse relocation in MS Press

Today's Mississippi Press has a great story about the relocation of the lighthouse -

The Lighthouse has moved!

After a few months of work out on Round Island, the lighthouse base has now come ashore.  Here are a few pictures.  More pictures and video to come soon.  Right now they can be found on the City of Pascagoula's Facebook page. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oil Spill Update

To date the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not reached Round Island or the lighthouse.  The City has issued a Notice to Proceed to the company that has been contracted to relocate the base of the lighthouse from Round Island to the mainland.  However, both the City and the contractor are waiting to see the ultimate outcome of the oil spill before beginning the relocation process, as first phase of the relocation will involve a few weeks of work on the island to dig out the lighthouse and move it to the barge.

More updates will follow as the process moves forward.

Be sure to check out for information on memberships and sponsorships to help support this restoration project.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Facebook and the Web

The Round Island Lighthouse is now on Facebook.  Click here to become a fan of the Round Island Lighthouse on Facebook.  You can also find more information about the history of the lighthouse and become a supporter of the Restoration Project at

Plans for the New Lighthouse Location

Here are some pictures of what the lighthouse will look like in its new location.

Successful Live Oak Festival

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration Project had a successful Live Oak Festival.  We sold a good bit of merchandise and got the word out about the project to crowds of people all day long.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Live Oak Arts Festival

The Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will have a booth at the Live Oak Arts Festival in downtown Pascagoula on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  Come by the booth to see pictures and plans of the new lighthouse site.  You may also join the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society and provide a sponsorship for the Restoration Project.  The Society will be selling Round Island Lighhouse shirts, cups, and huggies.

St. George's Light

City of Pascagoula staff and members of the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society recently visited the St. George's Light near Appalachacola, Florida.  The St. George's Light, built during the same period as the Round Island Lighthouse, suffered a similar fate when on Friday, October 21, 2005, the Cape St. George Light collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico. Built in 1852 on what is now Little St. George Island, the Light finally succumbed to beach erosion and pounding waves. Working with state and federal government support, the St. George Lighthouse Association spearheaded the effort to salvage the pieces of the Light. Volunteers cleaned the mortar off thousands of the old bricks. The original plans were obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and the lighthouse was reconstructed on St. George Island, using as much of the original materials as possible.On Monday, December 1, 2008, the reconstructed lighthouse was opened to the public.

The story of the meeting between the two lighthouse groups can be found here -

To learn more about the St. George's Light and to support their effort, check out

World Lighthouse Socity

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration Project was mentioned in the World Lighthouse Society First Quarter 2010 Newsletter.  Check out the society at