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El Cazador Museum: (AL) The El Cazador Museum in Grand Bay, Alabama tells the story of the 1784 shipwreck of the El Cazador in the Gulf of Mexico. Among the artifacts on display is a unique breech loading cannon, a rare find for any shipwreck, the ship's bell, bronze sword handles as well as many specimens from the mint shipment of silver coins, also known as pieces of eight. These are just a few of the artifacts and treasure salvaged from El Cazador. Some items are for sale.

Museum Of Mobile: (AL) The Museum of Mobile, Alabama, interprets the cultural, social, economic and political history of the Mobile bay area and southwest Alabama. Collection Content: General areas - Colonial period, Civil War, Battle of Mobile Bay, armaments. Pre-history - present. Also, library, paintings and HUNLEY submarine, CSS ALABAMA and the Admiral Raphael Sommes collection. Full scale historic vessel - CSS HUNLEY (ca 1865) - 35' replica of Confederate submarine. Hand powered by nine men, was first sub to sink another ship in war and has now been recovered.

Tenn-Tom: (AL)  T he Visitor Center for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Tenn-Tom) is a significant historical and cultural resource housed in a newly constructed replica of an antebellum-style mansion and contains displays that relate to the early history and development of the Tombigbee River as an avenue of commerce for the agrarian economy of the 1800s. 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park: (AL) The South Dakota Class battleship USS Alabama (BB 60) was built at the Norfolk, Virginia Navy Yard and commissioned on 16 August 1942. Now she is a museum in Mobile, Alabama where a submarine and many military aircraft are available to the visitor.

USS Drum (SS 228): (AL) The GATO Class submarine USS DRUM (SS 228), at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama, was built at the Portsmouth, Virginia Navy Yard and commissioned on 1 November 1941. After training and equipment checks, she arrived at Pearl Harbor, on 1 April 1942, to begin a series of 13 WW II war patrols. She is now located at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile.

The USS LST Ship Memorial: (AL) After ten years of work, the United States LST Association undertook an incredible voyage with a crew of twenty-nine WW2 and Korean War veterans under 61-year-old Capt Robert Jornlin from Earlville IL After her epic 4350-mile return voyage from Greece she arrived at Mobile on the 10th of January 2001. Lloyd's List of 11 Jan 2001 carried photo of LST-325 arriving.