BAY ST. LOUS, Miss. -- Bay St. Louis has a new coastline with the completion of a $22 million harbor and 1,200-feet-long fishing pier. Saturday, Bay St. Louis held its grand opening celebration for both at its Bay Harbor Fest.
Seventy of the 162 docking spaces have been leased already. Other boats can tie up for free to enjoy nearby shops and restaurants.
The harbor only opened three weeks ago, but the mayor says the businesses in Bay St. Louis are already seeing the impact of increased tourism.
'We've had numerous visitors come from the Northshore and south shore of Lake Pontchartrain over the last three weeks, and it's people who would not have come probably otherwise,' Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame said.