Air show has harbors, marina buzzing

More than 100 boaters are in town for the Blues Over Biloxi air show this weekend, and more are on the way, reports Larry Sablich, who oversees the city public marinas, harbors and boat launches.

“We have them from Louisiana, Alabama and some came over from Gulfport,” said Sablich, who maintains a supply of slips for transient boaters. “We’ve also had almost two dozen calls from people in Slidell who are planning to pull their boats over, stay in a hotel and launch the boat to watch the show from the water.”

All 124 slips are full at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, but about half of the 230 slips at Point Cadet Marina are available.

Sablich’s Port Division operates four public facilities where about 300 recreational and commercial boaters have their vessels. In all, the city maintains nearly 450 slips: 230 at Point Cadet Marina, 124 at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, 54 at the commercial harbor, and 32 at the Sherman Canaan Back Bay Fishing Dock.

Said Sablich: “It’s a busy time right now, and we love it.”
See more about the city’s harbors, marinas and piers
See the air show map for mariners


News & notes: Blues talk: Images from breakfast

City Desk talks Blues: The City Desk podcast, recorded Wednesday morning from Hard Rock Live, features Jerry Taranto speaking about the Blues Over Biloxi airshow.  You can also hear about the airshow traffic plan. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Breakfast with “FoFo”: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich reminisced about his recent family trip to Croatia, and gave a brief update on the projects in Biloxi during the Biloxi Chamber’s Breakfast with the Mayor Wednesday morning at the Hard Rock.  To see images from the event, click here