Roughly thirteen miles off the shore of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, under five feet of water lies the sunken Isle of Capri. Today it’s considered a shoal, or sandbar. It rests between Ship and Horn Islands and has a sprightly short-lived tale.
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The barrier island is a flat coastal formation characterized by sand dunes and marshlands. Round Island seemed to be the exception when explored by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. He named it Round Island for its mound shape. Are you thinking, why not Mound Island? Me too. How fun to be an explorer and put a … Read More about A Coastal Preserve
The more I research these islands, I’m kicking myself that I didn’t do it sooner. I can’t help but think I could have used this locale for the big climax with Carol Scape in Restored Grace….maybe in future Bay Town Book. I tend to go on rabbit trails, and I’ll try and stick to this … Read More about Petit De Bois Island, aka “Massacre Island”
The history of Horn Island, Mississippi
Now this island has a creative story behind its name. Legend has it that deer swam to it from the Mississippi coast to escape hunters. Can deer swim one-quarter of a mile? I don’t know, but I couldn’t find any record of deer inhabiting the island today. Still, I cheer the legend. Run, Bambi, Run! … Read More about Run Bambi, Run!
Exquisite and pristine, sparsely populated … in the U.S.? It’s time for another visit. Some of the last undeveloped barrier islands in America lie just off the shores of Mississippi, stretching across the waterfront of Alabama and reaching off the coast to the tip of eastern Florida. The Gulf Islands National Seashore is protected by … Read More about U.S. Undeveloped Barrier Islands. Who knew?