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BILOXI LIGHT

State: MISSISSIPPI
Location: MISSISSIPPI SOUND
Nearest City: BILOXI
County: HARRISON
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1848



NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1999
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1848
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK ENCASED BY CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER/BLACK BALUSTRADE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 61
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1848
  • Present Optic: FIFTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1926
  • Height of Focal Plane: 48
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIFTH-ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY IN TOWER
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: N/A
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED 1969)

Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: CITY OF BILOXI

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73001012
Name of Listing: BILOXI LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1987

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINAL KEEPERS DESTROYED BY HURRICANE CAMILLE IN 1969; TOWER INTERIOR RESTORED 1989-90



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