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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour
"On this tour you will visit a portion of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge that no driving tourist can reach.  This refuge was established by Congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem to protect threatened and endangered species to provide compatible recreational opportunities and to serve as a living laboratory for students and scientists  Regularly and recently observed birds in BSNWR: Red-bellied Woodpecker Belted King Fisher Great Blue Heron
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Hard Rock Cafe Biloxi
"Back in 1979 Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London. Their landlord didn’t think they could pull it off so he granted them a three-month lease. How wrong that landlord was. Today the franchise - which includes cafes casinos and hotels - can be found in more than 63 countries. The franchise owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia and you can see it on display at its locations around the globe. Enjoy a prix-fixe menu at the Hard Rock Cafe in Biloxi Mississippi. Each meal comes with a dessert and your choice of tea
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Famous Tastes of New Orleans Food Tour
"Our tour maintains a laid-back walking pace so all participants get the full New Orleans experience. Our friendly guides know just about everything there is to know about New Orleans and they also truly enjoying spending time with our small personal tour groups. We invite you to submit your senses to the rich culture and life of this robust American city. Come and be our guest for a memorable New Orleans culinary experience! We will walk to five different food tastings (enough for lu which are included in the ticket price: (restaurants are subject to change) Johnny’s Po-boy— Established in 1950 this third generation French Quarter landmark dishes out the best po-boys in Nawlins. The sandwich was first served to striking streetcar workers in 1929 and has been a New Orleans favorite ever since. The Old Coffeepot— Classic Cajun and Creole Drive-ins and Dives. Tujague’s— This restaurant was previously a Spanish armory before it started slinging classic Creole dishes in an elegant setting. We’ll try their house specialty – a tender boiled beef brisket served in Creole sauce with ju the Creole pralines and hand-dipped chocolates here are made fresh daily with recipes that date back to the 18th century. New Orleans’ oldest candy store is still going strong. The Lunch Bell Ringeth! Come hungry!"""
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More Things to Do in Fort Morgan

2 Postern

The connecting tunnel through the glacis is called a Postern and it originally had a sand floor. This allowed the military serving at the fort to move about while protected from enemy fire and the...
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Dec 31, 2015

Sally Port

The entrance into the interior of the fort is gained through a doorway called a Sally Port. Sally Ports frequently have intricate designs that set them apart from the utilitarian design of the fort...
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Feb 02, 2011

15 Battery Thomas

This battery was built in 1899 and house two 4.7 inch quick-fire guns. The battery overlooked the part of the bay where mines were usually emplaced and prevented mine-sweeping ships from clearing the...
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Feb 01, 2011

14 Hothouse Furnace

The building in the right foreground is the hothouse furnace. The cannonballs were heated in here until they were red hot. This meant that when they hit wooden ships they not only damaged the ship but...
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Feb 01, 2011

9 Battery Duportail

This concrete gun emplacement was installed during the upgrades between 1898 and 1899. It housed two 12-inch, breech-loading "disappearing Rifles". The gun used 268 pounds of explosive to fire a...
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Feb 01, 2011

6 Powder Magazines

These rooms stored the large amounts of black powder required by the fort. The fort had two magazines originally but a third was added in 1870. In 1864 the fort had 60,000 pounds of black powder...
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Feb 01, 2011
 
 
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3 The Ditch

Fort Morgan had what was called a dry moat but it served the same purpose as a regular moat; making it more difficult for the enemy to gain access to the inside of the fort. There were firing...
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Feb 01, 2011

1 Entrance

The cleared ground sloping up to the fort walls is called a Glacis. It helped protect the fort, and its occupants, from gunfire. You will normally see seven flags on display near the entrance...
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Feb 01, 2011

Historic Information

There was a guide to the fort, which had numbered stations on it. The first photo shows the back of one of the number signs. The fifth photo has station number 8 and the sign at that station is photo...
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Aug 27, 2006

Fort Morgan State Park

I saw some folks coming down the stairs from the top section of the fort, so I climbed up. It was still foggy, so I couldn't see much. The fort had numbered information points, and I discovered that I...
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Aug 10, 2006

Visitors Center Museum

The Visitor's Center had some exhibits on the various local lighthouses including two fresnel lenses one of which was the 2nd order lens from Sand Island Light which was taken out an buried during the...
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Aug 10, 2006

10 Panama Mount

This gun mount was built during World War 2 to house a 155mm gun and give it a wider field of fire. The fort used interlocking fields of fire to make it harder to attack the fort.
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Dec 31, 2015

16 Battery Schenck

This battery housed smaller 3-inch guns and served the same purpose as Battery Thomas. Attached to it was a protected area for storage of ammunition and gunpowder.
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Dec 31, 2015

18 Wharf

Here is the wharf where most of the supplies for the fort were unloaded. The supplies were then taken inside one of the covered storage areas for protection from bombardment or the elements.
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Dec 31, 2015

Hotels Near Fort Morgan

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730 Cadillac Ave., Alabama, 36528, United States
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1512 Cadillac Avenue, P.O.Box 107, Alabama, 36528, United States
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1601 Bienville Boulevard, Alabama, AL 36528, United States
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Highway 180 West, Fort Morgan Pkwy, PO Box 1056, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542, United States
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925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542, United States
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1040 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36547, United States
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