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The two RV Gypsies explored
Fort Gaines
on Dauphin Island in Alabama
May 1, 2015

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a historic site, the fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The fort was recently designated as one of the Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites in America due to on-going shoreline erosion. Below: Interesting historical items on the outside of Fort Gaines.

historical Fort Gaines sign
historical Fort Gaines sign

Below: Huge timbers from a 19th Century Shipwreck

shipwreck sign
19th Century Shipwreck
19th Century Shipwreck

Fort Gaines is one of the key sites in the famous Battle of Mobile Bay where Admiral Farragut shouted his now-famous order, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” 

Damn the Torpedoes battle cry
Damn the Torpedoes battle cry sign

Panorama outside of Fort Gaines

panorama view outside of Fort Gaines

The two RV Gypsies at the entrance to Fort Gaines

Lee at Fort Gaines entrance
Karen at the entrance to Fort Gaines

Two separate sections that are part of a sad little moat around the fort.

fort moat
look below

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