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“Scnooners: Could be worth it, but aren't” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
P.O. Box 1907, Biloxi, MS
228-435-6320
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Biloxi
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Examine a shrimp boat and other boat models, see maritime photos and artifacts and learn all about Biloxi's fishing industry at this museum that celebrates the fishermen and immigrant workers who kept the industry going.
Great Bend, Kansas
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“Scnooners: Could be worth it, but aren't”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

The captain warned us that it was too windy to sail, but I didn't get off on the hope that maybe we would sail. We never did sail. Instead we puttered up and down the Mississippi Sound for 2.5 hours. The captain and crew would have stood in the back of the boat talking between themselves and checking their text messages the whole time if a librarian from Seattle had not struck up a conversation with them.

Under her questioning the captain described Katrina, pointing out the continued signs of destruction on the shore. He also described his clean up efforts for the Maritime Museum. He also talked about the barrier islands. The captain has the background, knowledge and skill to give a fascinating tour of the harbor if he is prompted to do so. If you do go ask the Captain about Katrina, sailing the Mississippi Sound, the barrier islands, schooners, 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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