Gulf Restoration Network fundraiser will cruise to Ship Island _lowres

Photo by Ian McNulty - Designed for warfare in the 19th century, Fort Massachusetts is open for visitors to explore today on West Ship Island.

The Gulf Restoration Network will hold a boat party fundraiser, Cruising for the Coast, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday cruising to Ship Island from Gulfport, Mississippi. Tickets are $75, with discounts for teenagers, for children and for multiple purchases.

The cruise will depart from the Gulfport Yacht Harbor, 1022 23rd Ave. On Ship Island, cruisers will have a chance to walk the trails, take pictures of Fort Massachusetts or stroll along the white sandy beach of a pristine national park.

For more information, call the Gulf Restoration Network at (504) 525-1528.