We may have ran into each other.My Grand Parents (Dads side) lived in Ocean Springs at Royal Gulf Hills CC & Yacht Club and as a kid my Grandfather would take the big boat on Sunday and depending on the tide we might have to leave before daylight. We would cruise to Ship Island and my brother and I would run all over that fort. Then up thru the pass to Sugar Mill for dinner. Oh those were the good ole days. I can't imagine have to stay on that island in the summer time or really anytime.
I spent many weeks each summer at my Aunt & Uncle's home in Ocean Springs. (Off Holcomb Blvd two blocks from the beach). And while I loved the fort on Ship Island . . . in Ocean Springs . . . Horn Island was was the thing.
Ship Island was accessible, but easier to get to from Biloxi or Gulfport.
And then . . . the second half of Summer vacation was spent with my other Uncle and his family on Mobile Bay.
(Back when Daphne and Fairhope were only blips on a map)
Fun memories indeed !