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Book Excerpt – The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

In a sampling from his newest book, local author and MB contributor John Sledge tells the tale of a German submarine attack on a ship headed for Mobile.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Theodosia Burr

A pirate’s deathbed confession in Mobile added a further layer of intrigue to one of history’s unsolved mysteries.

The Wreck of the Ivanhoe

Relive the night of action that sent the blockade runner to her resting place off Fort Morgan.

Paddy Scott

Encounter Mobile Bay’s notorious piratical scoundrel.

The British Royal Navy Pays Mobile a Visit

A little more than 200 years ago, the world’s most frightening fleet anchored off our shores and stayed for months.

Jean Laffite’s Mobile

A reformed pirate struggles to make a respectable business deal in early 1800s Mobile.

A Mobile Classic Turns 70

“Remember Mobile” — a romantic, affectionate look at our past in prose and drawings — is a book still worth remembering.

The Pinecone War of 1815

Thousands of them splashed ashore on the Gulf side of Dauphin Island on February 6, 1815, resplendent in red coats, laced pelisses and highland plaid. They...

These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War

   The war became much more immediate on Dec. 9 , when what were likely Alabama’s first shots in anger rumbled over Mobile Bay. A young Confederate...

The Shipwrecks of Mobile Bay

From the upper Delta to the lower Bay and adjacent Gulf waters, shipwrecks crowd our shores. It’s little wonder, since people have been navigating these waters for...

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