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MMM March 2016 eNewsletter

The MMM newsletter debuts as an eNewsletter.  Please click here to view our inaugural copy as it outlines MMM’s progress (impressive, too!) to date.


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"A Maritime History of the Mississippi Coast"
by Dr. Chris Wiggins
Now Available


Please follow the link to access the site that describes Dr. Wiggins' historical narrative of the Mississippi Maritime industry and other significant works: http://www.doctorwiggins.com/

Visit our most resourceful Facbook page!

If you’ve ever wanted to read about ship history in the south Mississippi area, then you are in for a treat!  Visit the MMM Facebook page at the link that follows: https://www.facebook.com/msmaritimemuseum


Do You Know Ships?

This will be a series of items, evolving over time, detailing the types of ships that are known by most locals in the vicinities of the cities listed in Jackson County, Mississippi (About > Jackson County, MS > City List).  The first installment is shown below.  There will be several more installments to come.  Stay tuned!

Below are some ship classifications – coming in installments – that will be the focus of the Mississippi Maritime Museum’s (MMM) exhibits, lectures, media promotions and the like.  All of the information below comes from select Wikipedia pages that appear to be updated on a fairly regular basis.  From the Jackson County Mississippi area have come a long line of boats, ships, schooners, and other marine vessels of varying shapes and sizes from wherever there was water available.  And, the list keeps growing.  The ones shown below are primarily from one of the larger shipbuilding industries such as Ingalls.

Spruance Destroyer (DD)

Ticonderoga (Aegis) Cruisers (CG)

Arleigh Burke Destroyer (DDG)

Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD)

San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD)


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