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Mississippi receives nearly $5M to modernize shipbuilding industry — NewsBreak

JACKSON, Miss. ( WJTV ) – Almost $5 mil­lion has been award­ed to Mis­sis­sip­pi from the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense (DoD) to mod­ern­ize the state’s ship­build­ing industry.

June 28, 2022 — Our Guest Speaker event is a huge success!

Our part­ner MS Depart­ment of Human­i­ties and our edu­ca­tion­al advi­so­ry com­mit­tee host­ed pro­fes­sor Chris Pin­nen from Jack­son MS. This high­ly antic­i­pat­ed cul­ture-lec­ture dis­cussed “Race and Slav­ery in Colo­nial Mis­sis­sip­pi“
Our audi­ence enjoyed dis­cussing our cul­tur­al mis­sion, wine and a lot of “CHEESE!”

Check out our latest wooden boat acquisitions!

The boats will be on display when our exhibits open later this year!!!

Bud­dy O’Brien, son of local favorite wood­en ship­builder Fran­cis O’Brien, donat­ed this 15 foot wood­en boat orig­i­nal! This is the last wood­en boat his father built. 1993 launch­ing. Bud­dy is so pas­sion­ate about our mis­sion to pre­serve and pro­mote Mis­sis­sip­pi’s Ship­build­ing her­itage, he drove this boat all the way in from Texas!

Thanks to Jerold Vaughn Goff of Wade, MS our com­mu­ni­ty will enjoy learn­ing what it takes to build a dugout canoe. This dugout canoe, built in 1884 is a 19 foot Cypress tree hewed out by ances­tor Edmond Goff for use in and around the now infa­mous Pascagoula riv­er country.

Our Maritime Activity Center hosts
Summer Camp Programming 2022


Thanks to WLOX News for the great cov­er­age of Nation­al Mar­itime Day!

Thanks to Pat­ti Brooks for these great pho­tos of the 2nd annu­al Nation­al Mar­itime Day on Sat­ur­day, May 21, 2022

Kick-OFF-Our museum celebrates two National Safe Boating week
proclamations with the City of Pascagoula and the City of Moss Point

Read the Proclamation

Nation­al Safe Boat­ing Week Infor­ma­tion from Nation­al Weath­er Service

Seafaring Heritage Exhibits will be opening later this year!

Our Renovated CATBOAT Makes her debut!!!…

Luke Green, BM1 USCG and Ron Basczkows­ki — Vol­un­teer, lead the ren­o­va­tion!  Sher­win-Williams donat­ed the paint sup­plies =$1000!

Antique wood­en cat­boat restored and added to the Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Museum

Trent Lott Mid­dle School stu­dent wins Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Museum’s ‘Name a Catboat’ 

WLOX — News Now!  Cat­boat helps bring life to local mar­itime museum

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) — On Sat­ur­day, offi­cials gave boat­ing safe­ty cours­es at the Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um and Activ­i­ty Cen­ter. As the state eas­es its way into the sum­mer, more…

Catboat Christening Program Flyer

Click on each pho­to for a larg­er view