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Mobile Bay

Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama in the United States of America. Its mouth is formed by a peninsula on the eastern side and a barrier island (Dauphin Island) on the western side. A famous naval battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought here.

The city of Mobile, Alabama, is situated at the head of the bay on the western shore. On the eastern shore of the bay are found several small communities, including Daphne, Fairhope, and Point Clear. In the summer the residents of these eastern shore communities sometimes enjoy the fruits of a mysterious natural phenomen called a jubilee, when fish and crabs swarm toward shore and can be easily harvested by people wading in the shallows.

On August 5, 1864 during the American Civil War, Admiral David Farragut led a Union flotilla through Confederate defenses and sealed one of the last major Southern ports of the bay in the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Note: This article needs at the very least a listing of the rivers that feed into the bay. There are at least two and possibly three, but I'm not willing to look them up at the moment. -- SteveSmith, originator