Keesler Reef Piling Pictures - May 20, 2007© Photos by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
A letter was received from the Coast Guard dated March 21, 2007, advising that the MGFB Keesler Reef Piling was reported missing. MGFB Members indicated that the 2 pilings were still in place with day markers, but that our piling was missing a light. A light was ordered and on May 20, a trip was made with the intent to replace it. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the MGFB piling was completely missing and a new Coast Guard Lighted Piling was in place. The original coordinates were 30021.903/8853.077. The other piling that has been there a long time is at 3021.778/8852.911. The new piling is marked WR2 with red dayboards and is located at 3021.732/8852.903. It doesn’t make much sense to have 3 pilings at this small reef site, so more communication with the Coast Guard is required in regard to this reef marker.