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“Not just a museum - Go sailing on a Schooner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
228-435-6320
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Ranked #10 of 50 things to do in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
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“Not just a museum - Go sailing on a Schooner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

If you visit this link: http://www.maritimemuseum.org/schooners/schooners.php you can get information on sailing on the schooner. We walked on last week with some other friends. It was our first time and here is some words of advice. If you bring a picnic - eat up as the boat is using the motor to get you out into open water. Once the sails are up, it is difficult to eat. Also sit further back in the boat to avoid getting wet if rough. It is a blast though. Take a cooler with food and drinks! Also wear casual clothes b/c it is just like sailing. Loads of fun for the kids.

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