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Name: Merrill's Shell Bank Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States

Location: Mississippi Sound, Gulf of Mexico


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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
The last (1883) lighthouse at this site was destroyed after being discontinued in 1945.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1847: Iron lightship, 1860: Wooden screwpile structure, burned down in 1883, 1883: Screwpile lighthouse.

Date Established: 1847

Date Deactivated: 1945

Date Automated: 1932

Optics: 1860: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: James Carver (1860-1861), James Burroughs (c. 1863), James Tabor Williams (1916-?)

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