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I've put some of the pictures I took of the S.S. Camille on Panoramio as well. It looks however as though it's days are numbered since the family that has owned the property for decades is selling the property (and may have sold by now) and no one is coming forward with any proposal to keep the S.S. Hurricane Camille around. More than likely one of the developers will buy the property, get rid of the S.S. Hurricane Camille and put up a condo.

According to my inlaws who live nearby, the Edgewater Plaza is undergoing reconstruction and hopefully will be getting new businesses soon. The nearby Edgewater Mall is doing well and the Belk's store that's been closed for so long is finally getting ready to reopen in the upcoming months.

I remember that old t-shirt shop. My inlaws lived in Gulfport and lost their home. They survived Katrina and now live in Biloxi.

This tiny post office was a fully functional post office for the town of Wacissa, Florida for many years. In recent years a larger, modern post office was built nearby but the smaller, quaint post office remains as a reminder of simpler days gone by.

The 72-foot tugboat "East Point" was pushed ashore in August 1969 during Hurricane Camille with its bow facing west on property owned by Lucille Moody’s parents. The family noticed curious crowds would gather to take pictures after the storm and because it was a natural attraction for tourists and locals, the Moodys bought the boat and changed the name to the "S.S. Hurricane Camille." Railroad tracks were built to scoot the vessel more than 200 feet south to where it sits today (for now). Moody opened a tiny gift shop near the stern in 1970 where it remained in business until Hurricane Katrina. The S.S. Hurricane Camille survived Katrina but the small gift shop was completely washed away by the winds and tidal surge leaving only the concrete slab.



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