of Ship Island Lighthouse, 1999-2000
This Lighthouse burned down in 1972. Due to a dedicated group of
people, it was rebuilt. The Hancock Bank was a major contributor,
many volunteers helped. The Navy SeaBees in Gulfport volunteered
many hours to rebuild it. All these photos except the two showing the
Coast Guard Helicopter taking the lantern room from the beach to set it
atop the lighthouse are courtesy of Rev. C.H. Stone Jr. of Gulfport MS,
who's father was one of the keepers of the Ship Island Lighthouse.
The two helicopter shots are courtesy of Mr. McCormick of Gulfport.
Now there is
no trace of the rebuilt Ship Island Lighthouse.
It was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, 2005.