Going Coastal

Round Island Lighthouse, Pascagoula MS

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration & Preservation Project

The historic Round Island Lighthouse was erected on Round Island in 1859. It provided safety for ships headed toward the Mississippi shore. Over time, the Lighthouse was damaged by several hurricanes. In 1998, the combination of Hurricane Georges and aggressive beach erosion toppled the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse received further damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.