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The MSMC Gears Up for First Field Trip!

The GenSea ini­tia­tive through the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Mis­sis­sip­pi is bring­ing a group of engi­neer­ing stu­dents to tour the Mar­itime Cen­ter, fol­low­ing a tour of the Ingalls ship­yard. They will use our facil­i­ty to dis­cuss the Go Blue ini­tia­tive and the mar­itime work­force. We are excit­ed about host­ing this group of bright young future engineers!

Donate Your Boat!

We are look­ing for small craft boats to use as frame­work for future wood­en boat build­ing class­es, and we need your help!

Your tax deductible dona­tion will help our mis­sion to engage the future of Mis­sis­sip­pi’s ship­build­ing heritage!

We are selling our catboat to support the Maritime Center!

Joan and Mar­tin Caplan dis­cov­ered this charm­ing boat moored just off­shore in Novia Sco­tia while on their hon­ey­moon, and brought it home with them once they returned. It has been ful­ly restored, and comes with a sail and a trail­er. If you are inter­est­ed, please email msmmuseum@gmail.com. The ask­ing price is $3500. Come by this hol­i­day week­end to see her for yourself! 

Mississippi Shipbuilding & Maritime Center
gets great coverage from WLOX!

Maritime Center Displays
Are Now Open!

Local Lead­ers present “projects of his­tor­i­cal growth” at Mis­sis­sip­pi Her­itage Trust Con­fer­ence” held at the MS Ship­build­ing and Mar­itime Center.

Our mar­itime team has trans­formed our Activ­i­ty Cen­ter and 3,000 Sq Ft of open space into a wood­en boat, mar­itime design, inter­pre­tive approach. Our exhib­it dis­plays will pro­vide trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ences for visitors –

Summer Camp ‑Shipbuilding!

2 for 1! While visiting your new maritime center,
also check out the Magnolia Pier directly across the street!

Mag­no­lia Bird­ing Pier

Maritime Community Party! Float Your Boat!

Click on each pho­to for a larg­er view

Our commitment to our community’s GO BLUE maritime workforce continues!

We host­ed NOAA’s hir­ing event last Thurs­day in our con­fer­ence room to huge suc­cess. We had dou­ble the foot traf­fic of the Gulf­port event two days pri­or! Sev­en can­di­dates were hired on the spot, with sev­er­al more can­di­dates begin­ning the process of being hired at the event.

The Nation­al Park Ser­vice  (NPS) has announced the des­ig­na­tion of 18 new com­mu­ni­ties across the Unit­ed States as Amer­i­can World War II Her­itage Cities with one Mis­sis­sip­pi city mak­ing the list.

Pascagoula has been hon­ored for its role in assist­ing the U.S. dur­ing World War II. The Coastal Mis­sis­sip­pi city was known for its defense pro­duc­tion for wartime efforts — specif­i­cal­ly ocean-going barges that were man­u­fac­tured by Ingalls Shipbuilding.

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Pop­u­lar Gulf Coast musi­cian Don Smith tests out our acoustics for future Sea Shan­ty per­for­mance in our new rotunda!

Do you pos­sess a mar­itime item or trin­ket sit­ting in an obscure place like your attic or garage? Our exhib­it dis­plays need some local POP!

We would love your dona­tion or loan to show­case our community’s pas­sion for mar­itime his­to­ry! Our Mis­sis­sip­pi Ship­build­ing and Mar­itime Cen­ter (for­mer­ly Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um) is prepar­ing many Jack­son Coun­ty, MS mar­itime ship­build­ing and his­tor­i­cal dis­plays. Our first phase of exhibits grand open­ing is just around the cor­ner! Please con­sid­er donat­ing or loan­ing us your spe­cial possession.