In the winter of 1854, a steamer out of Mobile sparked a diplomatic incident that threatened war between the United States and Spain over Cuba.
In February 1942, a merchant vessel with a Mobile connection disappeared without a trace.
Historian John Sledge leads us on a stroll through the streets of Spanish Mobile.
Maritime historian John S. Sledge recounts the story of a Scottish cartographer’s 18th-century visit to Mobile Bay and the stunning map it yielded.
Historian John Sledge relates the violent confrontation between Chief Tascalusa and Hernando de Soto.
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.