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Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ship Island

 
 
Ship Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Ship Island Marker
Inscription. 12 miles south of the mainland lies emerald waters and sugar white sand. Site of economic and military conquest by the Spanish in the 1500s and the French in 1699, the British in the 1700s, and the Union Army in 1861. Site of Civil War Fort Massachusetts and quarantine station (1880-1916). British headquarters for the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. A brick lighthouse was built in 1853 and destroyed in 1886. The wooden lighthouse was built in 1886, survived Hurricane Camille in 1969, burned by a campfire in 1972, and reconstructed in 1999. Southern terminus for the Gulfport shiping channel. Became part of Gulf National Seashore in 1971.
 
Erected by Hancock Bank and Friends of the Gulf Island National Seashore.
 
Location. 30° 21.902′ N, 89° 5.384′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on Jones Park Drive 0.2 miles east of 25th Avenue. Touch for map. Located next to the Gulfport Harbor Light at Jones Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Jones Park Drive, Gulfport MS 39501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1863 East Pascagoula Raid (here, next to this marker); The Magnolia Route (approx.
Ship Island Marker on right of Gulfport Harbor Light. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Ship Island Marker on right of Gulfport Harbor Light.
mile away); Old Gulfport High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrison County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kellier-Sternberg House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Felix Henry Dunn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gulfport Boogie (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Ship Island. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War of 1812War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Aerial view of Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - United States Geological Survey, September 18, 2004
3. Aerial view of Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 130 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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