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Biloxi

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum (MSIM) was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, net-making, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects. The Wade Guice Hurricane Museum within the museum, featuring 1,400 square feet (130 m2) of exhibit space and a state of the art theatre.

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum currently sponsors two programs annually, The Sea and Sail Adventure Camp and the Billy Creel Memorial Wooden Boat Show.In the Sea and Sail Adventure Camp, children aged 8-13 are given experience of the history and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through sailing trips, fishing, maritime crafts, and seafood industry field trips.The Billy Creel Memorial Wooden Boat Show presents the historic, antique, classic and contemporary wooden boats at the largest gathering of watercraft on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.