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.
The “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
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Celebrating our local maritime industries:
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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.