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Pascagoula set to dedicate Round Island lighthouse

After more than a decade of planning, fundraising and restoration work, the City of Pascagoula is about to dedicate the Round Island lighthouse. (Photo source: WLOX) After more than a decade of planning, fundraising and restoration work, the City of Pascagoula is about to dedicate the Round Island lighthouse. (Photo source: WLOX)
The newly built structure sits at the base of the high rise bridge as you enter the city on Highway 90 from the west. (Photo source: WLOX) The newly built structure sits at the base of the high rise bridge as you enter the city on Highway 90 from the west. (Photo source: WLOX)
The first lighthouse was built on Round Island in 1833. It was battered by erosion, then replaced by a sturdier structure in 1859. (Photo source: WLOX) The first lighthouse was built on Round Island in 1833. It was battered by erosion, then replaced by a sturdier structure in 1859. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

After more than a decade of planning, fundraising and restoration work, the City of Pascagoula is about to dedicate the Round Island lighthouse. The newly built structure sits at the base of the high rise bridge as you enter the city on Highway 90 from the west. 

Parts of the lighthouse were recovered from Round Island after Hurricanes Georges, and later Katrina, first toppled then demolished the structure. 

The first lighthouse was built on Round Island in 1833. It was battered by erosion, then replaced by a sturdier structure in 1859. 

The city is hosting a public ceremony beginning at 4pm on Friday to celebrate the project completion.

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