It was 72F today and quite windy. Storms are very slowly making their way here. Probably see the rain on Friday. Traffic is increasing and we are seeing more and more young people walking towards the beach.
We took a drive west along the coast past about 20 miles of condo high-rises and vacation rentals to see Fort Morgan National Historic Landmark. This was built after the war of 1812 and was designed to control the shipping channel into Mobile Bay. A self-guided tour and a small museum provide lots of information about the history of the fort and its role in the Civil War, The Spanish-American war, World War I, and World War II.
The different flags flying in front of the museum represent a small selection of all the flags that have flow over Mobile Point over the years.
The ground slopes upward all around the fort to screen the fort walls from enemy gunfire. The entrance to the fort is through a tunnel.
A dry moat surrounds the fort.
And a few more pictures of the fort:
- Admission to Fort Morgan: $10 (Senior Rate)