Gordon's Creek, a meandering network of streams which flows throughout the oldest portions of a small city, is a symbol of Hattiesburg. As the Mississippi River became associated with Mark Twain's adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Gordon's Creek has come to represent the adventures of hundreds of children who grew up in Hattiesburg within spittiní distance of the Creek.
For decades, the Creek has attracted the imagination of both young and old. The liveliest drama of the Creek occurs when the smallest rain shower turns the shallow stream into a raging torrent in only a few minutes. In quieter moments, the Creek might be the home of a sailboat made from a watermelon rind and a toothpick stabbed through a small paper sail. A childís imagination could allow him to sail away in his little yacht to different worlds.....places he would only read about in books on loan from the local library.
Maybe you had your own Gordonís Creek yacht that carried your largest dreams. Maybe, in some way, you now have dreams to return to a place that will always be your home. You can return here by recalling and sharing a memory or by finding some other route that will bring you home.
Gordonís Creek Yacht Club
is for the kind of dreamer
who knows...wherever you
roam, Gordonís Creek
brings you home.