Friday, April 25, 2008

Archaeologists, time unearth historical burial site on island
Under less than ideal settings with a brisk south wind blowing and pushing waves toward the shores of the Mississippi Sound, part of Pascagoula's history was uncovered.

While hunting along the banks of the land masses and islands that line the mouth of Bayou Casotte, local fisherman and artist Pete Floyd came upon two wooden boxes partially submerged in the salty water. Upon closer inspection, he determined that the boxes were in the shape of coffins and one had a lid still attached.

"I was looking for large barnacles for my birdhouses," Floyd said. "There was a piece of wood sticking out of the water. When I moved it, I saw the wooden boxes."