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Director: Port should remain open as river falls

VICKSBURG — Dredging near the Port of Vicksburg over the past five years should keep the inland port open even as Mississippi River levels fall. Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield tells the Vicksburg Post about $4 million in work completed in 2008 to widen the Yazoo Diversion Canal has put the local port ahead of the curve ...

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State opposing Louisiana's bid to extend water boundaries

GULF OF MEXICO — The state of Mississippi will oppose Louisiana’s effort to extend its state water boundaries out to 10.4 miles. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing Louisiana’s plan. In June, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in June voted to extend state waters from the current three ...

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Corps reports museum nearing completion; opening set for July

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s construction of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center is nearing completion. The museum will consist of a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building attached to the Motor Vessel Mississippi. The building will include a reception area, orientation theater, interactive displays and exhibits and a classroom/activity room. Displays and exhibits inside ...

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After three-year absence, American Queen returning

VICKSBURG — After more than three years, the American Queen riverboat again will dock at Vicksburg’s City Front. The Vicksburg Post reports that the American Queen will return to the city when its new owner, the Great American Steamboat Company, resumes Mississippi River cruises in April. Bill Seratt, executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, said tourism officials ...

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Crews raise fishing boat following fatal accident

GULFPORT — Omega Protein Inc.’s wrecked fishing boat Sandy Point has been salvaged from the Mississippi Sound and now sits in two pieces at the state port. The Sun Herald reports contractor Inland Salvage Inc. finished bringing ashore the 163-foot boat yesterday. The Coast Guard says Inland cut the 163-foot boat in half to pull it from the water because ...

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