Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Landing of Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville
—Historic Biloxi —
On February 10, 1699, Iberville's two frigates, Marin and Badine, anchored in the natural deep water harbor in the northwestern lee of Ship Island. The account of his coming ashore on the Biloxi peninsula three days later is written in his own words in his daily log, which has been published as Iberville's Gulf Journals: "The 13th, I crossed over to the land 4 leagues (about 12 miles) north in my Biscayne (flat bottomed boat, with eleven
Iberville's initial landing on the Biloxi peninsula began the process of the colonization and settlement of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana territory.
Map inset: A portion of the 1732 French map Carte De La Louisiana shows the sheltered anchorage at the western ed of the Isle aux Vaisseaux (Ship Island in English) where the French landed on February 10, 1699. Credit: Biloxi Public Library
Portrait: Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville, soldier, ship captain, explorer, colonizer, adventurer, privateer, and trader was the first person of Canadian birth to receive the French Cross of the Order of St. Louis, France's most prestigious honor.
Erected 2015 by City of Biloxi
Location. 30° 23.641′ N, 88° 54.103′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90) and Porter Avenue. Touch for map. Located in the parking area, at the Biloxi Pier, near the Biloxi Lighthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Rights Wade-Ins (a few steps from this marker); Biloxi Beach Wade-In (a few steps from this marker); Sea Turtles of the Mississippi Sound (within shouting distance of this marker); Biloxi Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (about 400 feet away); High Water Mark (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
Also see . . . Biography of Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.