''Pascagoula'', which means "bread eater", is taken from a group of Native Americans found in villages along the Pascagoula River some distance above its mouth. Hernando De Soto (Hernando De Soto (explorer)) seems to have made first contact with them in the 1540s, though little is known of that encounter. Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, founder of the colony of Louisiana, left a more detailed account from an expedition of this region in 1700. The first detailed account comes from
of Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans; born in Pascagoula in 1904 and died there in 1984. * Major League Baseball players Harry "The Hat" Walker (Harry Walker) and Tony Sipp * Ira B. Harkey Jr., editor and publisher of the ''Pascagoula Chronicle''; won the Pulitzer Prize for his courageous editorials devoted to the processes of law and reason during the integration crisis in Mississippi in 1962. * Charles Sellier Charles Sellier Jr
90.svg 25px U.S. 90 (U.S. Route 90) Beaumont (Beaumont, Texas), Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi), Crestview (Crestview, Florida), Houma (Houma, Louisiana), Lake Charles (Lake Charles, Louisiana), Mobile (Mobile, Alabama), New Orleans, Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi), Pensacola (Pensacola, Florida), Thibodaux (Thibodaux, Louisiana) - Design and construction Originally to be named the ''Khe Sanh'' and then ''Da Nang'', ''Peleliu'' keel was laid down
, the legend of the "Singing River" was born. It is said that on still summer and autumn evenings, the sad song of the Pascagoulas can still be heard near the river. Modern history thumb right 300px A view of a section of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Company showing various United States Navy ships under construction in Pascagoula (Image:Ingalls Shipbuilding.JPEG) The region changed hands over the next century, being occupied variously by the English, French, and Spanish until well
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of the events leading up to this settlement, and Moore appears in the film as himself in several scenes. Ship Operations thumb 200px right The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration#Flag NOAA flag (Image:NOAA Flag.svg), flown by commissioned (Ship commissioning) NOAA ships. NOAA's ship fleet provides hydrographic survey, oceanographic and atmospheric research, and fisheries research vessels to support NOAA's strategic plan elements and mission. Some ships of the fleet have been retired from the United States Navy or other maritime services. The vessels are located in various locations around the United States. The ships are managed by the Marine Operations Center, which has offices in Norfolk, Virginia and Newport, Oregon. Logistic support for these vessels is provided by the Marine Operations Center offices or, for vessels in Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; Pascagoula, Mississippi; San Diego, California; and Honolulu, Hawaii; by Port Captains located in those ports. Ship ordered 23 March 1978 Ship builder Litton Ingalls (Ingalls Shipbuilding), Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi), Mississippi Ship laid down 23 October 1978 Because the storm was so large, highly destructive eye-wall winds and the strong northeastern quadrant of the storm pushed record storm surges onshore, smashing the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast, including towns in Mississippi such as Waveland (Waveland, Mississippi), Bay St. Louis (Bay St. Louis, Mississippi), Pass Christian (Pass Christian, Mississippi), Long Beach (Long Beach, Mississippi), Gulfport (Gulfport, Mississippi), Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi), Ocean Springs (Ocean Springs, Mississippi), Gautier (Gautier, Mississippi) and Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi), and, in Alabama, Bayou La Batre (Bayou La Batre, Alabama). The surges peaked at 28 feet (8.5 m) in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and at 13 feet (4.0 m) as far away as Mobile, Alabama, which saw its highest storm surge since 1917. Storm surge was particularly high due to the hydrology of the region, the hurricane's extreme size, and the fact that it weakened only shortly before landfall. As Katrina moved inland diagonally over Mississippi, high winds cut a swath of damage that affected almost the entire state. '''NOAAS ''Ronald H. Brown'' (R 104)''' is a blue-water (wiktionary:blue-water) research vessel of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She was launched on May 30, 1996 at Halter Marine's Moss Point shipyard in Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi) (the keel being laid in February 1995) and then commissioned on July 19, 1997 in Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina). She was NOAA's first newly built oceanographic research vessel in 17 years. From 1950 to 1954 he was project manager for an exploratory fishing and gear development program for the Bureau at Pascagoula, Mississippi. During his tenure there, the project was expanded making notable progress in developing more effective fishing methods for shrimp and tuna in the Gulf of Mexico. From 1955 to 1962 he served as Chief, Branch of Exploratory Fishing in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries in Washington, D.C. thumb left Earl upon being upgraded to a hurricane on September 2 (File:Hurricane Earl 1998.gif) As Earl tracked towards the northeastern Gulf of Mexico on September 1, a hurricane warning (Tropical cyclone warnings and watches) was issued for coastal areas between Pascagoula, Mississippi and Cameron, Louisiana. Additionally, hurricane watches extended out to Destin, Florida and High Island, Texas from the edges of the warning respectively. Early the next day, a tropical storm warning was issued for areas between Pascagoula, Mississippi and Destin, Florida. In response to the eastward movement of the hurricane, the hurricane watch and warning was discontinued for areas west of Morgan City, Louisiana. Additionally, the hurricane warning was extended eastward to Destin, Florida, a tropical storm warning was issued east of Destin to Apalachicola, Florida, and a tropical storm watch was declared for areas between Morgan City and Cameron, Louisiana. Several hours later, the hurricane warning was again extended eastward to the mouth of the Suwannee River. All watches and warnings were discontinued for areas west of Pascagoula, Mississippi and due to the asymmetrical structure of Hurricane Earl, a tropical storm warning was issued as far south as the Florida Keys. Continuing uncertainty in the track of Earl prompted the issuance of a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for areas between Pascagoula, Mississippi and Grand Isle, Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. After Earl made landfall in Florida, all watches and warnings were discontinued in relation to the storm. In 2005, construction began at Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems Ingalls Shipyard (Ingalls Shipbuilding) in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched on September 29, 2006, Integrated Coast Guard Systems - Deepwater Program Official Website christened November 11, 2006, USCG: Acquisition Directorate (CG-9) and commissioned (Ship commissioning) on August 4, 2008. The cutter's home port is Alameda, California. ''Bertholf'' was the first to fire the Bofors 57 mm gun (Mk 110 57 mm gun) aboard a U.S. vessel on the 11th of February 2008 by Electronics Technician First Class Matthew Magaro.Leroy Blair''' (born May 10, 1938 in Pascagoula, Mississippi ) ''U.S. Public Records Index'', Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010. is a former halfback (Halfback (American football)) for the University of Mississippi football Rebels (Ole Miss), playing in the 1958 Gator Bowl (Florida), and the 1959 Sugar Bowl (LSU), and the 1960 Sugar Bowl (Rice). He also played in the 1961 Senior Bowl at Mobile and the College All-Star Game in Chicago against the Philadelphia Eagles after his senior year at Ole Miss. The weekday morning program, ''Good Morning Mississippi'', will only be seen from 5 until 6:30 on the CBS channel. There will be a new program aired weeknights at 6:30 seen exclusively on WLOX-DT2. WLOX operates its own weather radar at its facility that is known on-air as "Mississippi Power Doppler". In addition to its main studios, the station operates a Jackson (Jackson County, Mississippi) County Bureau in Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi). WLOX shares resources (such as video footage) with sister outlet NBC affiliate WDAM-TV in Laurel. Preparations Shortly after the formation of the storm, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for the coastal area between Pascagoula, Mississippi and the Suwanee River in Florida. A tropical storm warning for the region between Grand Isle, Louisiana and Apalachicola, Florida replaced the watch, though it was discontinued east of Apalachicola. All tropical cyclone warnings and watches were discontinued by 1800 UTC on September 14, as there was no longer a need for the advisories. After the landfall, officials issued flood watches for inland parts of Mississippi and Alabama as well as for western portions of Georgia and the Carolinas. '''Litterial Maurice Green''' (born March 7, 1970 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American (United States of America) professional basketball player, in the point guard position. DATE OF BIRTH March 7, 1970 PLACE OF BIRTH Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi), Mississippi DATE OF DEATH
the Tulsa Port of Catoosa in Oklahoma to a refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Extremely large objects are normally shipped in sections and assembled onsite, but shipping an assembled unit reduced costs and avoided reliance on construction labor at the delivery site (which in this case was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina). Of the reactor's '''Litterial Maurice Green''' (born March 7, 1970 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American (United States of America) professional basketball player, in the point guard position. DATE OF BIRTH March 7, 1970 PLACE OF BIRTH Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi), Mississippi DATE OF DEATH
on the wall there, including the day-by-day outline covering an entire week that he wrote out on the walls of his small study to help him keep track of the plot twists in the novel ''A Fable''. * General George Patton Road, Nashville, Tennessee * General Patton Street, Hammond, Louisiana; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Morgan City, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Pascagoula, Mississippi; Fort Drum, New York * George Patton Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Washington Senators (Minnesota Twins) pitcher Ewart "Dixie" Walker (Dixie Walker (pitcher)) and the brother of Fred “Dixie” Walker (Dixie Walker), like Harry an outfielder, left-handed hitter, and one-time National League batting champion (batting average). He was also the nephew of fellow Major Leaguer Ernie Walker (Ernie Walker (baseball)). Named for Glacier Bay, Alaska, the USS ''Glacier'' (AGB-4) was launched on 27 August 1954 at Ingalls Shipbuilding
– Chico, California (U.S.) 2005 http: www.newsreview.com chico Content?oid oid%3A43367 Chico gets a Southern sister In popular culture In the 2004 film ''The Ladykillers (The Ladykillers (2004 film))'', lead character Mrs. Munson mentions that her
Shipbuilding Corporation ; launched on 6 November 1943; sponsored by Mrs. James B. Hill; and acquired by the Navy (United States Navy) and simultaneously placed in commission on 31 December 1943, Commander Charles D. Schutz in command. thumb right Gravestone of William Bliss, Fort Bliss (Image:Wm W S Bliss,FtBlissNatlCemetery.jpg) National Cemetery The President died suddenly in July 1850. Bliss accompanied the widow to Pascagoula, Mississippi, where she too died in 1852. Bliss then took
up the post of Adjutant-General of the Western Division of the Army. Following a visit to plague-ridden New Orleans on behalf of Tulane University then named the ''University of Louisiana'', Colonel Bliss died of Yellow Fever at Pascagoula August 5, 1853, aged 38. Thus Miss Betty lost her father, mother, and husband in a little over three years. thumb right Rufus Napoleon Rhodes (File:Notable men of Alabama 1904 - Rufus Napoleon Rhodes.png) '''Rufus Napoleon Rhodes''' (June 5, 1856
'''Pascagoula''' is a city in Jackson County (Jackson County, Mississippi), Mississippi. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area (Pascagoula metropolitan area), as a part of the Gulfport (Gulfport, Mississippi)–Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi)–Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area (Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula combined statistical area). The population was 26,200 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County (Jackson County, Mississippi).
Pascagoula is a major industrial city of Mississippi, along the Gulf Coast. Prior to World War II, the town was a sleepy fishing village of only about 5,000. The population exploded with the war-driven shipbuilding industry. Although the city's population seemed to peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s as Cold War defense spending was at its height, Pascagoula experienced some new growth and development in the years before Hurricane Katrina. Today, Pascagoula is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries. Other major industries include one of the largest Chevron refineries in the country; Signal International, an oil platform builder; and Mississippi Phosphates.
Naval Station Pascagoula was located on Singing River Island, and was homeport to several Navy warships, as well as a large Coast Guard (United States Coast Guard) contingent. However, Naval Station Pascagoula was decommissioned as part of the 2005 BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) recommendations and ceased operations in 2006.
The city is served by three airports: Mobile Regional Airport, which is located in nearby Mobile, Alabama; the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, about west of Pascagoula; and the Trent Lott International Airport, located within Jackson County.
The mayor of the city is Jim Blevins.