Mobile Harbor and Ship Channel

by H.E. Bisbort,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 2, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper


Port of Mobile, Ala, is located at head of Mobile Bay, having natural depths inadequate for deep draft vessels; Federal interest in provision of dredged channels connecting port with Gulf began in 1826; gradual improvement of channel and history of its effects on commercial and industrial activity of port traced.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Ships | Bays | Federal government | Dredging | Gulfs | History | Industries

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