Pascagoula Light – MS

Watercolor… a light and keeper’s house was first built on Round Island, Mississippi in 1833. However by 1854, what shoreline that existed between the light and the Gulf of Mexico was eroded sufficiently to undermine it’s foundation. A barrier of piers were installed, that also proved to be insufficient protection from Gulf storms. In 1859 a new 55-foot brick tower with a fourth-order Fresnel lens and keeper’s dwellings was built further inland. Over the years, a series of hurricanes battered and often overwhelmed Round Island, until 1998, when Hurricane George completely destroyed the tower leaving only the base standing. The lantern room was recovered, as well as much of the scattered brick. The tower was to be rebuilt and work had barely commenced before Hurricane Katrina, dealt it another severe blow in 2005 and laid her to waste. In 2009 the partially rebuilt base was loaded onto a barge and relocated from Round Island to Pascagoula City, Mississippi. And in 2014, the tower was planted in a park next to Route 90, with a seriously hardy, 55-foot deep foundation and resurrected once more, including a replica lantern room with another fourth-order Fresnel lens. The Round Island, Pascagoula Light was finally relit in 2015.

Size of Painting: 9" x 12" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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