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Port Of Mobile Continues Legacy With Rapid Expansion
BY FRANK MCCORMACK
JUNE 29, 2018
The Port of Mobile, located on Mobile Bay with the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers to the north, has for more than 300 years been an integral part of the culture and economy of the eastern Gulf Coast and Alabama.
Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the brothers Le Moyne, founded the city of Mobile in 1702, recognizing the strategic connectivity of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mobile, Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.
That connectivity through the Port of Mobile linked Alabama's agriculture industry to the rest of the United States and the world beyond through the Civil War years in the 1860s.