Museum offers schooner rides for Blessing

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is offering individuals a chance to ride aboard the Biloxi schooner “Glenn L. Swetman” for the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday.

Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by calling the museum before Saturday or at the pier on Sunday.  However, tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The schooner will depart at 12:30 p.m. from the Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd., and go sailing, returning in time for the 2 p.m. Blessing.  The schooner will return to pier at 3 p.m.

Those traveling aboard the schooner may bring their own food and refreshments.  Ice chests and ice will be provided.

Call 228-435-6320.


News and notes

The Week That Was: To see the details of last week’s activities in the city departments of Fire, Police and Community Development, along with an archive of weekly reports,¬†click here.

Preservation bonus event: This week the Preservation in May series holds a bonus event at the St. Michael Catholic Church with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Emma Harvey, a Biloxi shrimp boat last when a hurricane hit the Coast with no warning.  To see more information, click here.

Hornsby appointment: Harrison County Supervisor Beverly Martin has appointed Gulf Coast tourism authority Linda Hornsby to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission.

Council schedule: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council will be Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m.

Bingo Night: The Friends of Hiller Park holds another Bingo Night fundraiser on Sunday  at 1 p.m. at the Biloxi Elks Lodge on U.S. 90.  Players must be must be at least 18 years old.  To see more information, click here.