Biloxi, MS. —On Friday, December 15th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Biloxi.  The ships will be docked at Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Boulevard until their departure early Tuesday morning December 19th. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus   and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.50for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 – 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email .  Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum.


The Wedding Text Message

A father texts his son: “My dear son, today is a day you will treasure for all the days of your life. My best love and good wishes Your Father.” His son texts back: “Thanks Dad. But the wedding isn’t actually until tomorrow!” His Father replies: “I know.”

Hey, Wait Just A Doggone Minute There!

To: City Of Semmes Mayor and City Council
Twice now I have heard Mayor Hale mention how antiquated the city hall computers are. Monies for replacement of the computer equipment are in the proposed budget. Now don’t take this personal but I just don’t trust the government. Acutally, I don’t care if you do take it personally but it sounded good. What does the mayor and city council plan to do with those computers?

A Recommendation From A Semmes Council Member

One of your local councilmen suggested that I might steer Talk Of Semmes content towards a more pleasing and uplifiting theme. Never one to avoid trying something new, here is my first attempt:
A Semmes senior citizen called her husband, a Semmes councilman, during his drive home. “I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on Highway 98. Please be careful!” The councilman replied, “It’s not just one car.

Baby Turtle

A baby turtle was standing at the bottom of a large tree and with a deep sigh, started to climb. About an hour later, he reached a very high branch and walked along to the end. He turned and spread all four flippers and launched himself off the branch. On landing at the bottom in a pile of soft, dead leaves, he shook himself off, walked back to the bottom of the tree and with a sigh started to climb. About an hour later, he again reached the very high branch, walked along, turned, spread his flippers and flung himself off the branch.