The home was built about 1864.
Captain Joseph Trudell was my great, great grandfather. His wife was named Roberta and they had two daughters, Mary and Edith. This house was where Mary and her husband, Sam Serio lived.
Her father, the captain, lived two blocks down from her.
The name “Riverboat” comes from my family’s history and its connection to the river. Joseph Trudell was born in 1876 in Bayou DeGlaise, Louisiana. He was badly mistreated by his father, left their farm one day and walked all the way to Natchez. He had no education, but he taught himself to read and write while working along the Mississippi River shoveling coal into the boilers of the steamboats. He gradually worked himself up to deckhand and eventually became a riverboat pilot.
On April 30, 1934, he earned and was issued his License to Master Steam and Motor vessels on the Mississippi River. I have this license, #29, all hand written and historic. I also have his timepiece. Since I have these items, it only seemed proper that I honor the river and his history with the name “Riverboat” for the bed and breakfast.
Owner, Marybeth Peck
Call 601-445-8217 for reservations
Bed and Breakfast
We've worked hard to renovate this beautiful home that has been a part of our family for generations. Make yourself at home, with access to all of the common areas of the home!
We offer rooms and a suite that are designed to fit anyone's budget and taste. A hot breakfast is served each morning, or feel free to bring ingredients and cook it just how you like it!
Each room offers you free access to Wi-Fi since we know you need some of the pleasures from back home. We know you'll enjoy your stay with us, we even guarantee it.
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