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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. Bon Secour, Alabama – Little Shrimpin’

December 9, 2011

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Bon Secour Bay – French for “safe harbor”- sits along the eastern edge of Mobile Bay.  The settlement itself, located on the Bon Secour River, was founded during the late 19th century as a French fishing village. Since that time it has been a safe harbor for commercial fishing fleets that primarily haul in Mobile […]

December, 2011. Bayou La Batre, Alabama – Big Shrimpin’

December 9, 2011

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Thanks to the History Channel’s series entitled, Big Shrimpin’, Bayou La Batre has sailed into the homes of countless Americans who never knew this powerhouse seafood processing town even existed. However, anyone eating shrimp or oysters anywhere in the country probably has had a taste of this small fishing village in Mobile County. Bayou La […]