"Biloxi Lighthouse" Lighthouse Tip by al_mary

Lighthouse, Biloxi: 10 reviews and 19 photos

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Erected in 1848, the Biloxi lighthouse is
reportedly the first cast metal lighthouse
in the South.

The light was civilian operated from
1848 to 1939, and is notable for its
several female lightkeepers, including
Maria Younghans, who tended the light
for 53 years.
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In 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard assumed responsibility for the light's operation.

After being declared surplus property in 1968, the Biloxi Lighthouse was deeded
to the City of Biloxi ......

Address: Hwy 90 at Porter Avenue in Biloxi
Phone: 1-228-435-6305
Website: http://www.biloxi.ms.us/visitor-info/museums/lighthouse/

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2005
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