Historic Boat Getting Makeover in D'Iberville

Posted: August 21, 2014  |  By: David Elliott [WLOX]

D'IBERVILLE, MS -- There are only a handful of master boat builders in the Gulf States region who are capable of working on historic vessels. One of them is Bill Holland, of D'Iberville.

A classic wooden boat named the Governor Stone embodies 137 years of maritime heritage. The boat, built in Pascagoula in 1877, was originally used as a cargo freighter working the Gulf of Mexico.

It is a national landmark.

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