A marina just above U.S. Route 90 highway bridge has berths, electricity, gasoline, water, ice, a launching ramp, and a 3-ton hoist that can haul out craft for covered dry storage.
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The Pearl River empties into Lake Borgne from the N. The river serves as a boundary between the States of Mississippi and Louisiana. A dredged channel leads from N of the Intracoastal Waterway in Lake Borgne for 1.1 miles to the mouth of the Pearl River. In 1980, the controlling depth from Lake Borgne to deeper water in the river was 6½ feet. The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons. The Chesapeake Seaboard X Transportation, Inc., (CSX) swing bridge, with a clearance of 14 feet, crosses Pearl River at Baldwin Lodge, about a mile above the mouth; the channel is through the E draw.
About 3.5 miles above the mouth, Pearl River joins with Little Lake Pass, which leads W to Little Lake. East Pass. at the W end of Little Lake, connects the lake and The Rigolets. A dredged channel extends from The Rigolets ENE through the East Pass, Little Lake, and Little Lake Pass, thence up the Pearl River to a turning basin and slip at the NASA National Space Technology Laboratory near Gainesville, about 14 miles above the mouth of Pearl River. In 1972, the controlling depth from East Pass to Pearl River was 7 feet except for shoaling along the edges, thence in 1976, 3 feet in Pearl River. The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons.
U.S. Route 90 highway bridge across the Pearl River at Pearlington, 4 miles above the mouth, has a swing span with a clearance of 10 feet through the E draw. About 5.3 miles above this swing bridge, Interstate Route 10 fixed bridge with a clearance of 73 feet crosses the river. An overhead power cable just S of the fixed bridge has a clearance of 99 feet.