Round Island Lighthouse Grand Opening

Pascagoula is a little brighter tonight. For the first time in decades, the Round Island Lighthouse let its light shine for the community to see.
This lighthouse was nearly destroyed through Hurricanes George and Katrina and now it has been brought back to life and open to the public.
In the 1970’s Frances Stewart and her family entered the lighthouse seeking shelter from a thunderstorm. She traveled from Mobile to see the monument she will never forget. “We took refuge in the lighthouse and the lightning struck a child with us, young girl, was instantly killed and it jumped from one to the other and four of us were hit, the other three that were hit are still alive and fine.”
Guided tours of the Round Island Lighthouse will take place on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. starting this week. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Money from the tours will go back to the lighthouse.

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