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Moss Point in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Honoring US Merchant Marine

Serving Since 1775

 

—Created by Congress 1936 —

 
Honoring US Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Honoring US Merchant Marine Marker
Inscription.
Dangerous missions World
War II approximately 8,700
mariners were killed at
sea, approximately 11,000
wounded 604 prisoners
60 died in prison camps

The Merchant Marines have
delivered the goods when and
where needed in operations
and across every ocean and
sea in the most difficult and
dangerous transportation
job ever undertaken.

 
Erected 2012 by Jackson County.
 
Location. 30° 24.881′ N, 88° 32.307′ W. Marker is in Moss Point, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Main Street (Mississippi Route 613) 0.1 miles north of Mc Innis Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Jackson County Ski Area (Riverfront Park). Marker is at or near this postal address: 6217 Highway 613, Moss Point MS 39563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. POW (Prisoners of War) (here, next to this marker); Black Union Sailors Settled in Moss Point (a few steps from this marker); Honoring Women in the Military (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Front World War II
Honoring US Merchant Marine Marker in forefront. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Honoring US Merchant Marine Marker in forefront.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Moss Point Blues (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival (approx. 2.4 miles away); Krebs Cotton Gin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jackson County WWII Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moss Point.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the US Merchant Marine. (Submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Honoring US Merchant Marine Marker along Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. Honoring US Merchant Marine Marker along Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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