Messy Memorial Day washes out last half of holiday weekend - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Messy Memorial Day washes out last half of holiday weekend

The Ship Island ferry remained tied to its dock today, washing out this traditionally busy day for coast tourism (Photo Source: WLOX News) The Ship Island ferry remained tied to its dock today, washing out this traditionally busy day for coast tourism (Photo Source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

It was not what tourism leaders wanted to see. Rain moved into the area Sunday afternoon. And it turned the last half of this Memorial Day weekend into a washout.

The stormy weather was not a welcome sight for tourism businesses that count on Memorial Day to jumpstart the summer tourism season.

The operators of Ship Island Excursions had to cancel both trips today. The owner of a Wut Sup Paddleboards & Kayaks in Gulfport says he also canceled all rentals today, but the store is still open. He saw a lot of tourists come in over the weekend, but business today dropped significantly.

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