-Contributed by Else Martin-
PORT of ENTRY, EAST PASCAGOULA, State of Mississippi
1877 – Pascagoula Star, June 8, 1877
East Pascagoula, lies immediately on the seashore, and is the principal Port of Entry of the State of Mississippi, where vessels from all nations continually enter and depart. It is also a fine watering resort, and there are ample accommodations, in the way of hotels and boarding houses, for all who may come to seek health and pleasure.
Moss Point, eight miles from the seashore is at the intersection of the Pascagoula and Escatawpa Rivers, where are located about twenty saw & planing mills, which annually ship to home and foreign markets, about 30,000,000 feet of lumber, many millions of shingles, cross ties, etc.
1829 – Pascagoula PORT of ENTRY hope
• Motion submitted by Mr. Ellis, considered and agreed to: “Resolved, that the committee on commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a Port of Entry at the mouth of the Pascagoula Bay, State of Mississippi.” Journal of Senate, U.S.A., Dec. 22, 1829.