An 18th-century maritime mishap provoked a tense Franco-Spanish standoff over who controlled Mobile Bay.
Historian John Sledge recounts the Vine and Olive colonists’ perilous Mobile Bay landfall.
Maritime historian John Sledge recounts the eventful maiden voyage of the revenue cutter Alabama.
This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — a blockade runner’s speaking trumpet — played a fascinating role in the Civil War.
In January 1781, while the Revolutionary War raged in the northeast, British forces attempted a sneak attack on a Spanish fortification on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay.
Historian John Sledge explores the riddle of Prince Madoc, the Welsh explorer who, according to legend, discovered the New World via Mobile Bay three centuries before Columbus.
Venture inside the 18th-century Gulf hurricane that wrecked a Spanish invasion fleet.
Spanish and British forces clash at Mobile in a Revolutionary-era battle for the Bay.
A 19th-century painting of a warship sailing into Mobile Bay offers a small dose of history — and a large serving of mystery.
A long-lost document reveals an officer’s account of a reconnaissance mission from Mobile during the Battle of New Orleans.