The city of Gulfport and the secretary of state’s office may have settled a lawsuit over the harbor.

Gulfport City Council members voted 5-2 Wednesday to enter into a 65-year use agreement with the secretary of state on the water bottom. The agreement would cost the city nothing.

“There must still be a final document, but basically what they agreed to in kind is the city owns all the dry land boundary agreement proposed by the secretary, and we have a use agreement for the water,” said Councilman Rusty Walker.

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