Lighthouse would be pleasant on bluff

Published 12:39 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Concerning Sunday’s opinion article about the best use of the city’s recently secured land between Broadway Street and the bluff, may I make a suggestion?

From 1828 to 1840, Natchez had a lighthouse on the bluff near that site.

It was relatively short since it was already on the bluff, but it offered a clear night guide for river travelers to make a safe landing after rounding the bend of the river near the Devil’s Punchbowl.

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A good replica would be a great attraction by offering a circular stairway to a view from it’s top, and it could include a light that could be visible each night from all around Natchez.

If it didn’t cost too much, we could enjoy a wonderful new attraction for tourists and Natchezians.

Looking forward to further improvements to our wonderful bluff.


Don Estes

Natchez resident