d'Iberville lands once again in Ocean Springs

Apr 27, 2009 Full story: The Mississippi Press 11

OCEAN SPRINGS Joe Mouney arrived early Sunday morning at Fort Maurepas and staked out a terrific spot to watch a re-enacted arrival of Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville and his entourage of explorers.

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OS girl

Ocean Springs, MS

#1 Apr 27, 2009
It was a very disappointing Landing this year, no bands, no games, no crowds. Hope to see a better turn-out next year. I think the new Maurepas construction may have hindered the festivities.
Redfish

Ocean Springs, MS

#2 Apr 27, 2009
Two reasons:
1. We have had enough festivals. We have festival burn-out in OS.

2. D'Iberville didn't land there, he landed somewhere around Lover's Lane (if not Biloxi) and that's where the fort was. Bogus!
OS girl

Ocean Springs, MS

#3 Apr 27, 2009
1. We have had enough festivals. We have festival burn-out in OS.

Redfish, I'll give you that one!! Amen!
Weighing in

United States

#4 Apr 27, 2009
Could it have been due to a threat of Somali pirates hoping to overtake d'Iberville? I'm not sure if that is true, but it sounds as credible as any of the other rumors I read about here... Phonicia parking lot & the cash box at the Mary C included!
Laura Murphy

Ocean Springs, MS

#5 Apr 28, 2009
Weighing in wrote:
Could it have been due to a threat of Somali pirates hoping to overtake d'Iberville? I'm not sure if that is true, but it sounds as credible as any of the other rumors I read about here... Phonicia parking lot & the cash box at the Mary C included!
*YAWN*
Just Curious

Gulfport, MS

#6 Apr 28, 2009
Laura Murphy wrote:
<quoted text>
*YAWN*
Spending a little too much time in the parking lot of Phonecia are we?
Laura Murphy

Ocean Springs, MS

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Just Curious wrote:
<quoted text> Spending a little too much time in the parking lot of Phonecia are we?
No, the yawn was indicating what a bore you are. silly.
Earwigging

Gulfport, MS

#8 May 1, 2009
I enjoy the landing every year. I think a community should have traditions. It may get old to the locals who have been here all their lives but remember- it was once a good time for you. This year may have had a more sparse crowd but next year should be outstanding since the fort will be complete. The 1699 Committee did a great job and all the players were so kind to give of their time. Thanks for a job well done y'all.
(no, I'm not on the committee but maybe a former cassette girl)
martha schultz

Ocean Springs, MS

#9 May 1, 2009
Just Curious wrote:
<quoted text> Spending a little too much time in the parking lot of Phonecia are we?
Would someone just take "curious" out to the parking lot at Phoenicia and wear him out - my god this man is obcessed! Please, I beg you - he needs to get this out of his system - that's all he talks about!
sunshine

Ocean Springs, MS

#10 May 1, 2009
it IS getting boring...the Phonecia references.
martha schultz

Ocean Springs, MS

#11 May 2, 2009
Thank you!

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