They were fishermen and ship captains and the contributions they made to South Mississippi’s seafood industry will land them in the Heritage Hall of Fame this weekend.
The inductees will be honored at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First Street, Biloxi.
“All family and friends of the inductees are invited,” said Robin Krohn David, museum director. Dress is casual.
These men and women arrived in South Mississippi looking for opportunity for their families. They came from many countries, with traditions that continue today.
The winners are:
Boats — Thelma Bee, Little Pumpkin, Emma Harvey, Deborah, Mystery , Eva Marie , Clyde R, Ora Mae
Boat Owner/Captain/Commercial Fisherman — Dominick Jurich, Pete Halat Sr., Peter Maximillian “Mutt” Jurich Sr., Jack Andrew Gazzo Sr., Earl Wildon Ross, Harry Gonsoulin, Captain George Duggan, Vernon Lepre Sr., John Skrnich, William Cruso, Oduse Trahan, Anton Tony Guich, Mateo “Mike” Marinovich, Gregory Taliancich, Margaret “Maggie” Allen Ross and George Ross
Commerical Seafood Processing Company — Ott Brother’s & McCaleb Oyster Co., Frederick Henry McCaleb, and Cruso Canning Company, William Cruso
Industry Tradesman — Frederick Henry McCaleb, Charles E. Gilbert Sr., Philip Dellenger Sheet Metal/Philip and Edith Kennedy Dellenger Sr., Joseph Alcide Barras, Ophelia Williams, Peck Williams, Mary Helena “Lena” Marinovich Newman, Margaret “Maggie” Allen Ross, George Ross
The Heritage Hall of Fame Exhibit won’t be complete in time for Saturday’s event and David said they hope to open the new room by the end of the year.