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Fort Gaines

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Fort Gaines is an historic fort named for Edmund Gaines. Established in 1821, it is best known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War.
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March 29, 2020
Historical sites allow us to revisit the past as reminders of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
May 6, 2019
Great History on the East end of Island
June 2, 2018
Fort Gains is on Dauphin Island right at the mouth of Mobile Bay. It's the other bookend to Fort Morgan. Together they guarded the entrance to the bay. Very close to the ferry landing and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. If you were going to visit just one of the two forts, Fort Morgan is easier to get…
June 4, 2018
Historic civil war fort.

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Science Museum
“Take the ferry to Dauphin Island from Ft. Morgan. The estuarium is a short walk from the ferry dock toward Ft. Gaines. Nice estuarium, educational.”
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Point of Interest
“Great views, photo opportunities and neat experience. The ferry gets busy sometimes so make sure to arrive early. ”
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“Located right across the street from Gulf Shores Plantation Resort! Check out their delicious brunch! ”
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Golf Course
“The Peninsula golf course is another excellent course. Located about 11 miles east of Wind Song.”
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Point of Interest
“Built between 1819 and 1833 on the site of a fort from the War of 1812. The existing fort was used until 1946.”
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Dauphin Island, AL 36528