A longtime Biloxi tradition continued Saturday. The 74th annual St. Michael's-Biloxi Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet is a weekend-long celebration of the rich Seafood industry here on the Coast.
Saturday night the 2002 Shrimp King Robert Begnaud was crowned, and fourteen young ladies from local maritime families vied for the title of Queen. Danielle Metcalf was crowned Shrimp Queen 2002 at this year's coronation dinner.
Organizers of the longtime tradition say it's a time to thank God and ask for continued blessings at sea.