The original site of the light was a sand bluff. Neglect during the war years and the subsequent failure of a retaining wall in 1867 caused the tower to lean two feet off center. In danger of toppling into the Mississippi Sound, the tower was righted by excavating under the north side. Also heavily rusted the tower was given a coating of black coal tar, thus giving rise to a popular local myth that the community had painted the structure black to mourn the death of Lincoln. The lighthouse was repainted white.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 30° 23.656′ N, 88° 54.074′ W. Marker was in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Biloxi Beach Wade-In (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Wade-Ins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing of Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sea Turtles of the Mississippi Sound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
1. This marker removed.
A standard Mississippi Archives and History marker Biloxi Lighthouse is at these coordinates instead of this one.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.