A true sunset on the Gulf Coast!
If you (and your significant other) want to see a true sunset,.....try watching one from the Pascagoula coast.....truly amazing!!!!! I took it for granted and moved away, then once again came back and thought....' what was I thinking '.......
But you guys judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Sailing and Boating
Old Fort Cotton Gin
The first account of Hugo Krebs' cotton gin was written in 1772 by a Brit, Bernard Romans, who reported that he had found Krebs' efficient gin. Krebs was suspicious of the British and avoided any publicity. He disassembled his gin to prevent anyone copying his design, and never patented it.
The Spanish Fort
The Spanish Fort (or the La Pointe Krebs House) was built around 1718 is the oldest structure still standing in the Mississippi Valley and west of the Atlantic Coast. The building is made up of 18-inch thick walls of oyster shells, mud and moss. used to fill in the spaces between wooden uprights.
Its not really a Spanish Fort however, it was just named that way.
Admission is Free.
Krebs Lake is a continuance of the Pascagoula River. Krebs Cemetary sits on the banks overlooking the lake. When we were there it was getting late in the day and a speed boat was racing up and down the lake in practice.
The Pascagoula River is in southeast Mississippi and includes one of the most well-preserved ecosystems in the United States. The is formed by the confluence of the Chickasawhay and the Leaf Rivers and flows southward for about 80 miles before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.
There is a museum opposite which houses 18th century items and American Indian.
Open year-round. Mon-Sat 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m.; Sun noon-4:30p.m.; closed major holidays.
Admission $4 Adults.
The old cemetery overlook Krebs Lake. Some of the residents lived to a ripe old age for their time – right into their 90’s.
A Change of Hands
The French relinquished control of this area to the British in 1763. Spanish troops then took over in 1779.
Old Spanish Fort
The old Spanish Fort, better known as the Krebs-La Pointe home was built in 1718, it is the oldest structure still standing in the Mississippi Valley. There is a small museum and admission is free.
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