The Lighthouse People




MS 3.  Ship Island Lighthouse, MS
Only the photos of the restored Ship Island are for sale.  The others were  given to us to use on this page.

This lighthouse was swept away by Hurricane Katrina.

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Ship Island Lighthouse Mississippi
MS 3-A

Ship Island Lighthouse Mississippi
MS 3-B
Note in the distance you can see a nearly perfect old fort: 
 Fort Massachusetts, which is open to the public.

Ship Island Lighthouse Mississippi
MS 3-C

This photo of Fort Massachusetts is also for sale.

The original lighthouse on Ship Island was a round masonry structure built in 1853. It resembled Round Island MS Lighthouse.
 It was damaged in the Civil War and by 1886 declared unsafe. 

The second lighthouse on  Ship Island was built in 1886.  It was a wooden structure built on a foundation. 
The lighthouse was damaged by a hurricane in 1947 and again by Hurricane Camille.
  In 1972 it was burned down by careless campers.


Ruins of first Ship Island Lighthouse.

To the right, the original structure.
Above: the ruins now are in the water.

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard


 The photo above is a hand colored photo lent to us by
 the Rev. C.H. Stone Jr.,  who's father was one of the
 keepers of the Ship Island Lighthouse.
 His brother was in a small boat in the photo.


 photo courtesy C.H. Stone Jr.


Rebuilding Ship Island Lighthouse