Ship Island Historical

Ship Island Historical (HM1XF9)

Location: Gulfport, MS 39501 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 21.902', W 89° 5.384'

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12 miles south of the mainland lies emerald waters and sugar white sand. Site of economic and military conquest by the Spanish in the 1500s and the French in 1699, the British in the 1700s, and the Union Army in 1861. Site of Civil War Fort Massachusetts and quarantine station (1880-1916). British headquarters for the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. A brick lighthouse was built in 1853 and destroyed in 1886. The wooden lighthouse was built in 1886, survived Hurricane Camille in 1969, burned by a campfire in 1972, and reconstructed in 1999. Southern terminus for the Gulfport shiping channel. Became part of Gulf National Seashore in 1971.
HM NumberHM1XF9
Placed ByHancock Bank and Friends of the Gulf Island National Seashore
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Date Added Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 299169 N 3361087
Decimal Degrees30.36503333, -89.08973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.902', W 89° 5.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 54.12" N, 89° 5' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)228
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jones Park Dr, Gulfport MS 39501, US
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