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Small craft can anchor off the waterfront north of Deer Island, or in Back Bay of Biloxi where there is excellent anchorage in depths of 5 to 15 feet, soft bottom, and good protection from all directions.
Berths, electricity, gasoline, diesel fuel, water, ice, launching ramps, and marine supplies are available, and hull, engine and electronic repairs can be made at small-craft facilities at Biloxi proper, Ocean Springs, and Back Bay of Biloxi.
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Biloxi is a city on a peninsula jutting E into Mississippi Sound about 40 miles W of Mobile Bay and 11 miles E of Gulfport. It is an important sport fishing center and resort with a large commercial seafood industry. Hundreds of shrimp and oyster boats operate from the port in the season. Numerous hotels and casinos are along the E part of the waterfront on the sound and in Back Bay of Biloxi. Keesler Air Force Base and a large veterans hospital are at the W end of the city. The waterfront on the sound is protected by Deer Island, and the harbor in Back Bay of Biloxi is landlocked. The port is accessible from the Gulf through Dog Keys Pass and Little Dog Keys Pass and from the Intracoastal Waterway which passes through Mississippi Sound about 6 miles S of the city.
Two channels connect Mississippi Sound and the Biloxi waterfront and Biloxi Bay. Biloxi East Channel, a dredged channel, leads from a point in Mississippi Sound 2.5 miles N of Dog Keys Pass, through Biloxi Bay E of Deer Island, to U.S. Route 90 highway bridge. In 2011, the controlling depth was 10 feet. The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons. Biloxi Channel, a dredged channel, leads N from Mississippi Sound W of Deer Island, thence E along the S Biloxi waterfront to a junction with Biloxi East Channel at a point about 1 mile SE of U.S. Route 90 highway bridge. In 2011, the controlling depth was 8 feet to Light 18, thence 6.5 feet at midchannel to the junction with the Biloxi East Channel. The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons.
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