Redeemer to conduct Camille observance on Aug. 17

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will conduct the annual Hurricane Camille
Memorial Service at the site of the Camille memorial on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon.

The event, which this year marks the 42nd anniversary of the storm striking the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will include the reading of the names of the South Mississippi victims. The list includes 133 individuals, including three unidentified females who were later listed as Faith, Hope and Charity; and 38 individuals who remain listed as missing.

Former Biloxi Civil Defense Director Julia Guice, whose late husband Wade became a national authority on hurricane preparation and recovery, also will be a part of the ceremony.

The Camille memorial is off U.S. 90, a couple blocks east of Main Street, at Bellman and Water streets.

The program: To see a draft of the program for this year, click here.

Photos from past: To see photos from the 2009 ceremony, click here.

Elsewhere: The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a ceremony at the Evergreen Cemetery gravesites of Faith, Hope and Charity on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 8:15 a.m. Julia Guice will place the flowers at the three gravesite in the Gulfport cementery, following a tradition her husband began years ago.

Boudreaux to sign book at museum event

Award-winning local historian Edmond Boudreaux will be signing copies of his new book, “The Seafood Capital of the World,” on Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum’s Edgewater Mall location.

The book contains the history of the Biloxi’s maritime and seafood industry, with chapters on seafood factories, schooner races, the Blessing of the Fleet, pioneers of the industry, and the many ethnic groups who have worked in Biloxi’s seafood industry.

The book begins with the Mississippi Gulf Coast maritime story of the Native Americans, Colonials, and Ante-Bellum Period and ends with recent events from our current Mississippi Gulf Coast history.

To read more about Boudreaux and to see an excerpt from the book, courtesy of, click here.