Mobile by River

The city of Mobile rests on the edge of Mobile Bay, which leads into the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounding the city is a network of rivers, swamps, and bayous. It’s very wet here. You get used to it.

This week we went fishing with my dad, again. It was hot. Nothing was biting, not even crabs. That’s not true. We did catch several skates. Sorry, no picture. They are cousins to sting rays. I have a rule, never eat anything that smiles at me. We threw them back.

Mobile from the river.

Mobile from the river.

Facts About Mobile’s Waterfront

  1. Mobile has a huge port. We’ve been shipping goods in and out since the city was founded by the French in the 1700s. As seen in the photo, it’s still a busy port.
  2. Small uninhabited islands dot the bay. One is named Goat Island. How cool is that!
  3. We used to have a cruise ship. Now we have an empty cruise terminal used for parties.
  4. We also have ship builders that make massive ships and ferries. 5. Government Plaza looks more like a missing cast member from Transformers.

 

Government Plaza

Government Plaza

6. We have a beautiful park that runs next to the river, Cooper Riverside Park. It’s a nice green space. There’s a nice sign that says no fishing. Usually an old man is fishing next to it 🙂

 

7. We have a Nautical Museum in the shape of a ship!

8. We have a battleship and submarine! The USS Alabama rests in Mobile Bay.

It’s hard to see the older historical buildings from the few skyscrapers we have. At night the tops of buildings light up and are color coordinated.  Enjoy the rest of the pictures!   -CK

GulfQuest

GulfQuest

USS Alabama

USS Alabama

Cooper Riverside Park

Cooper Riverside Park

 

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