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Ship Island

Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 21' 56.5416", -89° 5' 34.5696"
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Twelve miles from the mainland is Ship Island. Iberville's fleet anchored here in 1699. The British used it as a base in 1815. Federals occupied Fort in Civil War.

Last updated: 4/3/2011 14:59

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Ship Island:
Ship Island is the collective name for two barrier islands off the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, part of Gulf Islands National Seashore: East Ship Island and West Ship Island. Hurricane Camille split the once single island into 2 separate islands in 1969.
Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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Ship Island Historical Marker Location Map, Gulfport, Mississippi