Cruisers celebrate the beauty and resilience of Bay St. Louis

Cruisers celebrate the beauty and resilience of Bay St. Louis
He says what a difference nine years makes, and the completion of the city's new marina gave him and other cruisers something new to see this year.
He says what a difference nine years makes, and the completion of the city's new marina gave him and other cruisers something new to see this year.

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - When the classic cruisers roll into the Bay, it's like the hands of time have been set back more than 80 years. The cruisers say the historic architecture found in old town Bay St. Louis makes it feel like their antique beauties belong here.

"There are a lot of vintage stuff that kind of takes you back to the looks of what this was in the 30s and 40s," said Illinois cruiser Ron Graves.

Graves is from Marion, IL. He has been Cruisin' the Coast for the past 14 years. He says he has watched his favorite stop make an amazing come back from Hurricane Katrina.

"It's been a busy community in the last year," said Graves.

He says the landscapes around the city have been greatly improved and commerce is bouncing back, too.

"I'm seeing some different businesses pop up that weren't here last year," said Graves. "It appears to be more quaint shops and businesses than last year."

Marcia and Alan Raymond are from Florida.

"If we were looking for another place to live, we'd probably move here. We like it. Everything is beautiful around here. Bay St. Louis is my favorite," said Alan.

"Quite a contrast to after the hurricane came through, because we came through," said Pensacola, FL, cruiser John Maddox.

He says what a difference nine years makes, and the completion of the city's new marina gave him and other cruisers something new to see this year.

"New life has been brought back to the city, and we love it here," said Maddox.

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