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Most People Have No Idea There’s A Drowned Island Hiding In The Mississippi Gulf

Just off Mississippi’s coast lie five barrier islands, but that’s not how it used to be. Many years ago, there was another island – the Isle of Caprice, which was located between Ship Island and Horn Island. For several years, tourists traveled from all over the country to visit the Isle of Caprice; it was even dubbed the “Monte Carlo of the South.” However, after a few years and a series of man-made and natural events, the island completely vanished.

Did you know about this vanishing island?

Check out more of the state’s lesser known history in “The Notorious Mississippi Family You Won’t Learn About In History Books.”

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.