Seafood museum to mark 50th anniversary of Camille

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum has unveiled the logo for “Camille at 50,” a six-month, multi-media exhibition that will mark the 50th anniversary this summer of what many call the original monster storm, Hurricane Camille.

It was late in the evening of Aug. 17, 1969 when Camille made landfall along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, decimating Biloxi and the surrounding area. The storm, one of only three Category 5 hurricanes ever to make landfall in the U.S., claimed 259 lives and had a storm surge of nearly 25 feet in some areas.

The seafood museum’s huge undertaking, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30 to coincide with the 2019 hurricane season, will include multi-media displays at the Point Cadet museum, along with a weekly luncheon speaker series. “Camille at 50” also will include the premiere of a new documentary, “Camille: The Original Monster Storm.”

The museum, which plans a huge advertising campaign to support the exhibit, is also seeking civic-minded businesses to help underwrite the endeavor. The museum is also seeking Camille artifacts or personal stories.

Those interested should contact Corey Christy or Robin David at 228-435-6320 or email