Standing on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, the well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. "Thunder on the Bay 2015," Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, highlights the historic Fort's integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay.
The Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board and the staff at the Fort invite the public to "Come and experience a living history day for the whole family, the 151st Battle of Mobile Bay."
Sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry, the Alabama Division of Reenactors and the South Mobile County Tourism Authority, the event features music by the Kracker Dan Band and includes blacksmith demonstrations throughout the day.
Fort Gaines is at 51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island. Call 251-861-6992 for additional information.