Ms gulf coast news. Cuba and the Mississippi Gulf Coast discover unique ties 2019-02-26

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. While in South Mississippi, Diaz Escrich spoke to the Biloxi Yacht Club and Ocean Springs Yacht Club and to the staff at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, who visited Cuba again last year. In this undated May 2017 photograph taken in Biloxi, Miss. He arrived at Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi in April, at the invitation of Bobby Carter. Díaz Escrich visited Biloxi in May and spoke to the Biloxi and Ocean Springs yacht clubs. The Coast delegation also wants to advance the idea of a regatta between Biloxi and Havana. Gilich said he turned down a trip to Cuba in the early 1960s, when he was 15 and working aboard the Pan American Clipper in Biloxi.

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The Hemingway Yacht Club has 1,600 members from 45 countries. Fidel Castro won the first year of the 67-year-old tournament. Through nautical sports and these personal exchanges he hope to send a message of spirit of love and friendship around the world, Diaz Escrich said. Diaz Escrich founded the Hemingway Yacht Club — the only yacht club in Cuba. A similar statue of him is outside the Biloxi Visitors Center, 642 miles away. Carter has made 17 trips to Cuba. Another connection between the Coast and Cuba is classic cars.

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It was his first visit to Biloxi and he came to invite members of the local yacht clubs to Cuba for the celebration in May of the 25th anniversary of Club Nautico Internacional Hemingway de Cuba Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba. Some of the cars operate on boat motors to keep them on the road, he said. He is a goodwill ambassador to recreational boaters. More than 7,000 Cubans own boats, he said, mostly for sports fishing. A similar statue of d'Iberville stands at the entrance to Havana Harbor in Cuba. Diaz Escrich discovered the connection on his trip to Biloxi and a tour of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, where the French explorer is part of the history wall.

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