Round Island Lighthouse enters 3rd phase of restoration

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Signs of progress are evident at the Round Island Lighthouse in Pascagoula. Work crews are now white washing the exterior of the lighthouse. This protective coating marks the third phase of this ongoing restoration project.

The more than 40 foot landmark is located off Highway 90. Contractors say the white washing should take about two weeks.

City Manager Joe Huffman says the next step is securing funding to complete the interior of the lighthouse.

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