Canaan sign to be unveiled Thursday

The city of Biloxi will unveil the commemorative sign at the entrance to the Sherman V. Canaan Back Bay Fishing Dock during a brief ceremony Thursday afternoon at 4:30.

The public is invited to the ceremony, which will feature Canaan’s wife, Arlene, and other family members. Refreshments will be served afterward.

The dock, which is at the north end of Lee Street on Biloxi’s Back Bay, was named for the longtime seafood industry leader, who died earlier this year.