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The MMM presents The Maritime History of the Gulf Coast

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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.

April Mississippi Mariners!

Make sure you check out the lat­est Mis­sis­sip­pi Depart­ment of Wildlife and Fisheries
Fish­ing and Boat­ing” reg­u­la­tions...

Rerouting the Mississippi River could build new land—and save a retreating coast

The state of Louisiana plans to divert sed­i­ment from the Mis­sis­sip­pi Riv­er into Barataria Bay, cre­at­ing an esti­mat­ed 54 square kilo­me­ters of marsh­land over the next half-cen­tu­ry. GERRIT VYN/NPL/MINDEN PICTURES

Mississippi Maritime Museum under development in Pascagoula hires its first director

PASCAGOULA, Mis­sis­sip­pi — The Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um, cur­rent­ly in devel­op­ment in Pascagoula, has announced the hir­ing of Lor­ren West as its first exec­u­tive direc­tor. “I am excit­ed to set sail in my new role as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um,” West said. “This oppor­tu­ni­ty allows me to bring together…

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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.

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

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