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Ship Island Rear Range
Gulfport, Mississippi
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Updated in February 2012
Name: Ship Island Rear Range Lighthouse
Nearest City: Gulfport, Mississippi
Location: Was on West Ship Island but destroyed in 2005
Body of water: Mississippi Sound & Gulf of Mexico
Style of lighthouse: Square Pyramidal
Lens & Location: 4th Order Fresnel Lens is on display in the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi, MS
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Managed by: Gulf Islands National Seashore
National Register of Historic Places: No
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
A replica of the 1886 lighthouse was built by the Friends of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in 2000. During Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 the lighthouse was destroyed. The 4th Order Fresnel Lens was shattered in 100 pieces. The lens was repaired and is back on display in the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi, MS since April of 2010. The 80 foot skeleton tower on the site still remains an active aid to navigation. West Ship Island is 12 miles offshore and can be reached by boat. In season, the Ship Island Excursions runs a ferry to the island from Gulfport.


The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
We waited in line for 1 hour before loading the boat in Gulfport, MS. The ferry ride took 1 hour to get to the island. Then we walked around a quarter of a mile on the beach to the lighthouse. We took our shots, walked back to the ferry and were motored back to the mainland.

Photographed it: March 27, 2004

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Latitude: 30.21257 Longitude: -88.9663

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Ship Island Rear Range Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 27, 2004
Ship Island Rear Range Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 27, 2004
Ship Island Rear Range Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 27, 2004
Ship Island Rear Range Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 27, 2004
Ship Island Rear Range Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 27, 2004
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