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.
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. Touch for map. Located at the end of the westbound I-10, Exit 30 off-ramp. Marker is at or near this postal address: Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United States Ship Alabama (BB-60) (approx. 1.8 miles away); "Take Her Down!" The Submarine Lookout Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Horace O. Davis (approx. 1.9 miles away); B-52D "Stratofortress" (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Lower Alabama Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); An Unheralded Breed of Soldier (approx. 2 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Martin Waldseemüller. (Submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.