Monday, April 19, 2010

Facebook and the Web

The Round Island Lighthouse is now on Facebook.  Click here to become a fan of the Round Island Lighthouse on Facebook.  You can also find more information about the history of the lighthouse and become a supporter of the Restoration Project at

Plans for the New Lighthouse Location

Here are some pictures of what the lighthouse will look like in its new location.

Successful Live Oak Festival

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration Project had a successful Live Oak Festival.  We sold a good bit of merchandise and got the word out about the project to crowds of people all day long.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Live Oak Arts Festival

The Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will have a booth at the Live Oak Arts Festival in downtown Pascagoula on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  Come by the booth to see pictures and plans of the new lighthouse site.  You may also join the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society and provide a sponsorship for the Restoration Project.  The Society will be selling Round Island Lighhouse shirts, cups, and huggies.

St. George's Light

City of Pascagoula staff and members of the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society recently visited the St. George's Light near Appalachacola, Florida.  The St. George's Light, built during the same period as the Round Island Lighthouse, suffered a similar fate when on Friday, October 21, 2005, the Cape St. George Light collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico. Built in 1852 on what is now Little St. George Island, the Light finally succumbed to beach erosion and pounding waves. Working with state and federal government support, the St. George Lighthouse Association spearheaded the effort to salvage the pieces of the Light. Volunteers cleaned the mortar off thousands of the old bricks. The original plans were obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and the lighthouse was reconstructed on St. George Island, using as much of the original materials as possible.On Monday, December 1, 2008, the reconstructed lighthouse was opened to the public.

The story of the meeting between the two lighthouse groups can be found here -

To learn more about the St. George's Light and to support their effort, check out

World Lighthouse Socity

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration Project was mentioned in the World Lighthouse Society First Quarter 2010 Newsletter.  Check out the society at