Historic Fort Gaines gets spruce-up

Fort Gaines cleanup day

Volunteers were busy this weekend making sure Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island is looking its best.

Their work is important.  According to a press release sent to Fox10News, the historic fort, which was built to guard the entrance to Mobile Bay, has stood on the eastern side of Dauphin Island for more than 150 years.

Fort Gaines has been designated as one of the eleven most endangered historic sites in America due to on-going shoreline erosion, according to the press release.

Saturday, volunteers with the Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board and the Civil War Trust hosted a service day at the fort.  They are preparing for the 150th Commemoration event scheduled at Fort Gaines on August 2 – 3.

Fox10News would like to thank viewer Mathew Capps for sending us photos of the event.

 

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