Slightly different choice for Mississippi Mondays today. You can learn more about the Biloxi Lighthouse at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biloxi_Light and https://www.biloxi.ms.us/visitor-info/museums/lighthouse/ (camera showing traffic appears to be installed on or near the Lighthouse, facing west . In addition to the above, it was featured on Mississippi vehicle tags for a while: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Mississippi, specifically here’s what it looks like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Mississippi#/media/File:2009_Mississippi_license_plate_LBR_813.jpg. Tours are available, see below for more details.
From the Biloxi city website for the Lighthouse (second link in the first paragraph above:
Video and photos: To see a 12-minute documentary about the Biloxi Lighthouse, narrated by Biloxi native and Miss America 1959 Mary Ann Mobley, click here (12:52 minutes long). To see a gallery of images from through the years, click here. To see a video of a post-Katrina song about the Biloxi Lighthouse, written by local singer-songwriter Steve Cason, click here (YouTube video). To see a brochure about the Biloxi Lighthouse, created pre-Katrina, click here (PDF).
Guided tours: Daily at 9, 9:15 and 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. No reservations required, except for group tours, which can be arranged by calling (228) 374-3105.
Admission: $5, adults, $2 children ages 2 to 12), with discounts for groups.
Location: The lighthouse is in the middle of U.S. 90 at Porter Avenue, south of the new Biloxi Visitors Center, and just west of I-110 loop and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.
More info: Email Biloxi’s museums office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (228) 374-3105.
I have driven past the Lighthouse many times over the years, but have never been inside it. Granted, that’s not much to see inside although you can get a good perspective if you make it into the top section, but it’s still on my Bucket List. The video by Mary Ann Mobley has a lot of history packed into it.
To learn more about Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959 and the first Mississippian to be crowned Miss America, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Mobley. She buried in Mississippi: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139791613/mary-ann-mobley.