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The ‘Luna Sea’ leaves Lameuse Street

From City of Biloxi-Vincent Creel
Filed 1/19/06   GCN

The “Luna Sea,” a 48-foot green steel-hulled shrimp boat that survived the driving winds and pounding seas of Hurricane Katrina to become a backdrop for most national news shows broadcasting from Biloxi, has been moved from its spot on Lameuse Street and returned to the water.

Crews hired by Harvey Shows, captain and owner of the vessel, used large cranes and a tow truck to hoist the vessel onto a large trailer for its move to the water.

Shows, 80, was attempting to move the vessel from Pass Christian to Mobile the day before Katrina struck when fuel problems stalled the effort.

He anchored southeast of Deer Island Sunday night about 10, and by 6 a.m., as storm winds intensified, he attempted to move the vessel into the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, since the U.S. 90 bridge and access to the Bay of Biloxi had been closed when winds reached 34 mph.

Hear more from Shows himself and see the vessel being moved from Lameuse Street in new video posted in the video archive on the front page of the city web site To go directly to the “Luna Sea” video, click here.

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