With just a few lighthouses in the state of Mississippi is still noteworthy to mention that having a section on our website Lighthouseinn-ct.com which gives people information about all the lighthouses in this state. The first light station constructed in the state was done so nearly 200 years ago, and like most other states the construction was done to help ships coming to port to be able to do so safely without damaging the ships, hurting the workers, or damaging the cargo. This was important because as long as the state of Mississippi has been around cargo from the Gulf of Mexico has been coming into the ports situated here. Something that made it difficult for cargo ships to dock safely is the fact that water around the coastline of Mississippi is quite shallow and is very sandy. Another hazard is the fact that not too far off from the shore there a small islands that cannot be seen unless there is adequate lighting.
Like other states and lighthouses in the area, which all border the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Mississippi and the lighthouses therein had a very difficult test back in 2005 when hurricane Katrina came in and devastated the southern United States. The lighthouses in the state did a pretty good job standing up against extreme difficulties and test that this hurricane brought upon anything in the area, but there was a bit of damage done to quite a few of the structures although they are still standing. It is noteworthy to mention that there was a lighthouse replica which was totally destroyed as a result of this terrible hurricane. There is also a lighthouse was in the middle of receiving the needed maintenance with the intention to help it recover from a hurricane some years earlier, and once Katrina hit all the work that had been done was lost.