Spanish Fort in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Bay of the Holy Spirit
Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, during a 1519 Spanish expedition seeking a water passage to the Orient through the Gulf, described this harbor and gave it the name Bahía del Espíritu Santo. Successive Spanish explorers sought this "Holy Grail" along the Gulf Coast, failing until a 1693 expedition concluded that what is now called Mobile Bay was the fabled Bay of the Holy Spirit.
Erected 2008 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 40.63′ N, 87° 59.059′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Battleship Parkway (U.S. 98) near Interstate 10, on the right when traveling east. Located at the end of the westbound I-10, Exit 30 off-ramp. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Five Crommelin Brothers of Alabama (approx. 1.8 miles away); United States Ship Alabama (BB-60) (approx. 1.8 miles away); "Take Her Down!" (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Submarine Lookout Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Tristan de Luna y Arellano (approx. 1.9 miles away); Horace O. Davis (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Martin Waldseemüller. (Submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.