Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
Hurricane Camille - August 18, 1969
   Hurricane Camille is said to be the worst storm ever to hit mainland United States. With winds in excess of 200 mph and tides over 20 feet, Hurricane Camille smashed into the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Sunday night, the 17th of August and continued its devastating path until the early hours of Monday, the 18th.

The photos below were taken within a few days of the storm by Mr. Chauncey Hinman of Gulfport.

(Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions)

the Beautiful Biloxi Beach Front and U.S. 90 before the Storm. the Biloxi Beach front & U. S. Hwy 90
Biloxi Central Beach - Biloxi Yacht Club (over water), Town House Motel, ... the Yacht Club WAS in the lower left corner.
Remnants of the Harbor Light Restaurant, the Old Roller Rink, & Pattison Pontiac Total Devastation of the Businesses along the Beach
Very little was left after the 20+ storm surge hit the Coast.
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Bungelow Restaurant & Motel, John Gimma Plymouth, Trailways Bus Station
Biloxi's Central Beach from Baricev's Rest. to the Gulf Service Station Biloxi Central Beach - Left to Right is Baricev's Restaurant, Souvenir & Gift Shops and the Gulf Service Station.
In the image above, it mentions Baricev's Restaurant. This was a local Seafood Restaurant that countless numbers of people visited every time they came to the Gulf Coast. Resiliency must be their middle name according to the Before/After images from the coastal hurricanes.
Baricev's Seafood Harbor BEFORE meeting Betsy After Hurricane Betsy dropped by for a visit the 1969 version of Baricev's Seafood Harbor What was left of the Restaurant after Camille
The original Baricev's Seafood Harbor when it met with  Hurricane Betsy in Sept., 1965 The rebuilt Baricev's Seafood Harbor in 1969 when Betsy's sister Camille came by.

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Page 2 of Hurricane Camille's Destruction