This is a beautiful civil war fort (and was upgraded during the Endicott era) directly across the bay from Fort Gaines (on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island). These forts were involved in the August 1864 "Battle of Mobile Bay" ("damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead").
When Katrina came through, this fort had 3 feet of water all throughout. We usually take the scouts once a year in February; we sleep inside an old mortar battery (Battery Dearborn). They have a blast.
Great pics. We love camping and I like to go into caves but I only like the improved ones. I could not crawl through a little hole in the dark. I don't like things too close to my face. Not even dark air.
I went to Fort Gaines a lot when I was a kid. We had family that lived in Bayou Labatrie. They passed away many years ago so I haven't been back since then. I would love to go again.