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(Video) Pirate Jack and the Safe-Digging Message

MPL Sponsors a Safe-Digging Exhibit at The Children's Museum of Findlay

On April 1, 2015, in celebration of the eighth-annual National Safe Digging Month, Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) and The Children’s Museum of Findlay opened a hands-on, pirate-themed exhibit. The exhibit focuses on the importance of safe digging practices and always calling 811 before beginning any digging projects.

Families are invited to join MPL and the exhibit’s mascot, Pirate Jack, at The Children’s Museum of Findlay anytime between April 1 and April 30. At the exhibit, children of ages two and up get the opportunity to dig through mess-free Kinetic Sand™ to find a key, while avoiding any of the underground utilities. The key unlocks a treasure chest full of free “Call 811 Before You Dig” prizes.

Children also have the opportunity to participate in a poster contest. The young artist who creates the poster best representing the importance of safe digging and reinforces the “Call 811 Before You Dig” message will win a $50 gift card.

Nearly 20 million miles of underground utilities are buried throughout the U.S, with many less than two feet beneath the surface. Before beginning outdoor projects such as planting trees, installing a fence, or building a deck, a free call to 811 alerts the appropriate underground utility owners to mark the specific locations of their utilities with paint or flags. National Safe Digging Month was established to remind all residents of the importance of calling 811 before beginning any digging project.

The Children’s Museum of Findlay is located at the Findlay Village Mall at 1800 Tiffin Ave. in Findlay, Ohio. To plan a visit, visit the museum’s website at


About Marathon Pipe Line LLC

MPL operates one of the largest petroleum pipeline systems in the United States, based on total volume delivered. MPL operates approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline in 14 states. These pipelines range from 4 inches to 40 inches in diameter. MPL transports crude oil, refined petroleum products and refinery feedstocks to and from terminals, refineries and other pipelines. MPL safely controls the movement and delivery of an average of 120 million gallons of crude oil and petroleum products daily through its pipelines. For further information on MPL, visit the company's website at