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Biloxi Lighthouse

The Biloxi Lighthouse

A picture of the Biloxi Lighthouse in Mississippi

 

The Biloxi Lighthouse was made way back in 1848 and it is known to be one of the first lighthouses that were made out of cast iron in the Southern region of the country. It is considered to be the signature attraction of the city and it has also been the symbol of great resilience after the hurricane Katrina passed in Mississippi. From 1848 to 1939, it was operated by civilians and has been well regarded for its first female keepers such as Maria Younghans who managed its light for a total of 53 years.

It was only by 1939 when the entire US Coast Guard took over the responsibility of its daily operations. After being considered as a surplus property in 1968, it was then given to the city of Biloxi. It was in March of 2010 when they opened it for public tours. The restoration of the lighthouse reached about 14 months with a cost that reached about $400,000. All these were funded by the MEMA and FEMA and its city contractor was J.O. Collins.

This is the only lighthouse that was built in the middle of a highway composed of four lanes. It is known to be the most photographed attraction and landmark situated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You can greatly see the entire attraction by riding the popular Biloxi Tour Train which was made in 1962 also is called by the name of Shrimp Tour Train. It has definitely served a lot of visitors in getting to see the oldest and classic towns in the US.

The Upper Area Of The Biloxi Lighthouse

A view of the top of the Biloxi Lighthouse

 

Biloxi Lighthouse In The Early Evening

The Biloxi Lighthouse during the dusk hours. 

Photo Credit:
Janie Fortenberry
Vicksburg, Mississippi
 

 

Sunset At The Biloxi Lighthouse

A look at the Biloxi Lighthouse as the sun sets

 

A Black And White Picure Of The Biloxi Lighthouse

The original Biloxi Lighthouse in a black and white picture.

 

A Plaque Of The Biloxi Lighthouse

The welcome plaque at the Biloxi Lighthouse.

 

A Biloxi Lighthouse Silhouette

A wonderful silhouette of the Biloxi Lighthouse

 

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