Gulfport Harbor views
Just some snaps taken while kayaking around Gulfport harbor down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The above shows the replica Ship Island Lighthouse at Jones Park built in 2011 after the original which was lost to a fire in 1972 (and a replica made by the SeaBees had been lost to Katrina). To the left are the gleaming white 87-foot Bollinger-built Maritime Protector-class cutters USCGC Moray (WPB-87331) and USCGC Tiger Shark (WPB-87359) next to CG Sta Gulfport, where you can see the nose of two 45-foot RB-Ms poking out from the boathouse. You can see Customs “Blue Lighting” interceptors to the far left.
Also buzzing around for the past couple of weeks, no doubt on summer camp, have been a number of USCG Transportable Port Security Boats, surely of the Kiln-based PSU 308. As noted by the USCG, “TPSBs serve to assist in anti-terrorism force protection and shore-side security capable of supporting port and waterway security anywhere the military operates.”
Of note, #32112 was formerly deployed to Gitmo with PSU 308 back in 2015.
WHAT!! You did not visit the Seabee Base in Gulfport? I am aghast and disappointed!
Well, to be fair I live on the coast and have been to the base dozens of times, but these were kayak shots from the harbor and the base is way up off Pass Road.