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Mis­sis­sip­pi has a proud her­itage with over 300 years of ship­build­ing and mar­itime his­to­ry.  The Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um will present this his­to­ry to today’s vis­i­tors and pre­serve it for future gen­er­a­tions.  Locat­ed in the heart of the City of Pascagoula, the Muse­um draws on the exper­tise and expe­ri­ence of gen­er­a­tions of Mis­sis­sip­pi­ans whose lives depend on their con­nec­tion to the sea.  State-of-the-art exhibits, mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tions, edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams and com­mu­ni­ty meet­ing spaces will com­bine to pro­vide a world class facility.

Mis­sion State­ment: Pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing the mar­itime her­itage of Mississippi.

Live Oak — The Foundation of Shipbuilding in America

The live oak (Quer­cus vir­gini­ana) has a leath­ery trunk and crooked branch­es that are dark red­dish brown and can grow 40 to 50 feet tall.

Six Skeletons Found in Wreck of 18th-Century Pirate Ship Sunk Off Cape Cod

Whydah modelThe “Why­dah” sank off the coast of Mass­a­chu­setts in 1717, killing all but two peo­ple on board

The MMM presents The Maritime History of the Gulf Coast

Vis­it our Mul­ti­me­dia page under the Media tag above to view the video.

Celebrating our local maritime industries:

Chevron (Pascagoula)        Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls (Pascagoula)        NOAA (Pascagoula)     Omega Pro­tein (Moss Point)

Signet Mar­itime Cor­po­ra­tion (Pascagoula)              VT Hal­ter Marine (Pascagoula)             World Marine (Pascagoula)

Pascagoula Bar Pilots Asso­ci­a­tion        Jack­son Coun­ty Port Author­i­ty      Gulf LNG

Visit our most resourceful Facebook page to find out the latest Museum info and learn more about ship history!

Do You Know Ships?

This details the types of ships that are known by most locals in the cities list­ed in Jack­son Coun­ty, Mis­sis­sip­pi.  Below are some ship clas­si­fi­ca­tions focus­es of the Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um’s (MMM) exhibits, lec­tures, media pro­mo­tions and the like.  A long line of boats, ships, schooners, and oth­er marine ves­sels of vary­ing shapes and sizes have come from the Jack­son Coun­ty, Mis­sis­sip­pi area — and the list keeps grow­ing.  These are are pri­mar­i­ly from Ingalls Shipbuilding.

Spru­ance Destroy­er (DD)                       Ticon­dero­ga (Aegis) Cruis­ers (CG)               Arleigh Burke Destroy­er (DDG)

Wasp Class Amphibi­ous Assault Ships (LHD)                    San Anto­nio Class Amphibi­ous Trans­port Dock (LPD)