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How Stepping on a Shrimp Revolutionized an Industry. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, MS

March 21, 2017

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Originally located in a Spanish-styled structure built in 1934 as part of a U. S. Coast Guard Station, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history of the Gulf Coast and the seafood industry long-intertwined with Biloxi’s history. Then along came Hurricane Katrina’s 30-foot tidal surge in […]

December, 2011. Biloxy, Mississippi – Jefferson Davis and Beauvoir

December 16, 2011

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When we visited Beauvoir in 2005 right after Hurricane Katrina, we were sure Jefferson Davis’ retirement home at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico was damaged beyond any hope of repair. After being smashed in the face with a 20-foot wall of water, its future did not look good – at least, not to […]