Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama

Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama is a down-and-dirty guided tour through Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, documentary evidence of a rich past slipping inexorably into ruin. For nearly two hundred years, these hauntingly beautiful Third System forts have stood stubbornly between the Yellowhammer State and a sometimes hostile world beyond. Threatened by a rising sea, disintegrating under the weight of centuries, Forts Morgan and Gaines have been named “one of the nation’s ten most endangered battle sites” by the American Battlefield Trust.

Here’s a preview of some of my favorite images from the book. You can also read an excerpt from the book.

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