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Tourist lighthouse to incorporate beach bathrooms

March 10, 2018 - 8:38 AM

WAVELAND, Miss. - A Mississippi city is making a tourist attraction out of bathrooms on the beach by incorporating them into a $1.9 million lighthouse with a roof-level viewing deck.

Mayor Mike Smith tells the Sun Herald that Waveland's the only city on Mississippi's Gulf Coast without a bathroom facility on the beach.

The lighthouse is for tourism rather than navigation, and officials say the deck will provide excellent water views.

WLOX-TV reports that groundbreaking was held Friday for the project, which is under a 280-day contract.

Smith says he expects the new beach volleyball courts will be used much more once bathrooms are available. He also says he hopes work can be finished by the end of the summer.

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