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Name: Cat Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Gulfport, Mississippi, United States

Location: Mississippi Sound, Gulf of Mexico.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

The first brick lighthouse on Cat Island survived until after the Civil War, when the bricks were used to protect the lighthouse at St. Joseph Island. The 1871 screwpile lighthouse was eventually destroyed after being deactivated in 1937.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1831: 30-foot conical masonry tower; c. 1871: Screwpile lighthouse.

Date Established: 1831

Date Deactivated: 1937

Optics: 1871: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Cat Island is privately owned, but it may be visited as long as it is kept clean.

Keepers: Dan McColl (1889-1904)

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