- Associated Press - Sunday, February 2, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is scheduled to open June 1, the weekend of the Blessing of the Fleet.

Walter Bolton, a representative of the architects for the project, told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1bOKOsP) funding from the Federal Emergency Management agency was used to raise the museum to a height of 22 feet.

Bolton said the museum will cost more than $5.3 million.

Installation of a window wall system started about a month ago, and is being completed now, he said.

Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects in Biloxi, said there really are three projects going on at the site.

“All told there’s about $12.5 million worth of work going on a Point Cadet,” she said.

Phase 1 was substantially complete in December, she said. Phase 2 will be done March 17, in conjunction with the completion of construction of the seafood museum.

The park has a pavilion, splash pad, playground and boardwalks along the water.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com