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Bayou La Batre, Alabama
 
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Bayou La Batre Marker (tall view)
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1Alabama (Mobile County), Bayou La Batre — Bayou La Batre
Originally called "Reviere D'Erbane," the bayou acquired present name from French-maintained battery of artillery on West Bank for defense. First permanent settlement on south Mobile County mainland. Founded 1786 when Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), . . . Map (db m117256) HM
2Alabama (Mobile County), Bayou La Batre — Bayou La Batre, Alabama
The stream near the site, known as Bayou la Batre, was known during the period of French occupation as "Riviere d'Erbane," then as "Rivere la batterie" because of the French artillery battery located on its banks. The town's name consists of bayou, . . . Map (db m117255) HM
3Alabama (Mobile County), Bayou La Batre — Alabama's Coastal ConnectionBlessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The practice is predominantly Catholic, though sometimes Episcopalian, and a blessing from the local priest is meant to ensure a safe and . . . Map (db m117257) HM
4Alabama (Mobile County), Bayou La Batre — Bayou La Batre
Founded in 1786 by Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955. The local seafood industry in this seafaring town serves as a centerpiece for the Discovery Channel's series, Big Shrimping. In addition, the city was . . . Map (db m117254) HM
 
 
  
 
Oct. 15, 2021