Bay St. Louis, Mississippi: The Angel Tree

Dead tree carved into angels on behalf of the three people who clung to it and survived Hurricane Katrina.
Address:
N. Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis, MS
Directions:
On the bay side of N. Beach Blvd, just south of its intersection with Demontluzin Ave.
Admission:
Free
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The Angel Tree

Just saw two angels, but not sure there were three to begin with. Raining when we visited in January, 2020

[Erma, 01/30/2020]

Angel Tree.

The Angel Tree

Loved seeing this reminder of love, life, loss, and renewal. Bay St Louis has revitalized itself, and it's worth the stop to see this tree.

[Rose, 11/03/2015]

Angel Tree.

The Angel Tree

Doug Niolet, Kevin Guillory, and Nikki Moon survived the 40-foot-high storm surge of Hurricane Katrina by clinging to an oak tree. It died, and had to be cut down, but the three survivors had chainsaw artist Dayle Lewis carve its limbs into angels, then set them into concrete in a more visible spot only a few hundred feet from where the tree saved their lives, as a kind of dead tree sculpture.

[Wayne and Karen Brown, 12/08/2014]

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Ground Zero Hurricane MuseumGround Zero Hurricane Museum, Waveland, MS - 3 mi.
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