Four things to know about the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

To say there is always something happening at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an understatement. In just the past couple of months, DISL welcomed a researcher studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on nitrogen cycling in the Chandeleur Islands, celebrated National Estuaries Week, and hosted a world-renowned oceanographer who spoke about [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Christmas at Riverfront Park in Mobile; The Wharf in Orange Beach

Coastal communities are discovering the benefit of promoting their scenic locations to lure holiday visitors and local residents to the waterfront. Last year, Riverside Ice premiered in Mobile as an outdoor ice skating rink along the Mobile River. During the skating season, which ran from the middle of November through the first week of January, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

A Good First Year for GulfQuest National Maritime Museum

It’s been a year of clear skies and smooth sailing for GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, according to Diana Brewer, director of marketing and public relations. The newest addition to the Alabama Working Waterfront Coalition opened its doors on Sept. 26, 2015, right on the steps of the Mobile waterfront. “It’s been a great first year [...]

By | 2016-10-05T22:05:08+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Difference Between the Port of Mobile and the Alabama State Port Authority

The ninth largest seaport in the United States is closer than you think. The Port of Mobile, Alabama’s only seaport, handled 64 million tons of cargo, both import and export, in 2014. The Port of Mobile is comprised of all of the deepwater seaport terminals in Alabama, both public and private, said Judith Adams, vice [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Celebrating the state parks located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Wiggle your toes in the white sand beaches at Gulf State Park or explore grass marshes at Meaher State Park, both are possible on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Go ziplining, play golf, paddleboard, kayak, hike nature trails, play tennis, Segway, fish and go to the beach at Gulf State Park. There are cabins in the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Artificial Reef Program is Largest in U.S.

Good for the environment and the economy, Alabama’s artificial reef program is currently the largest reef program in the United States. It’s the reason both fish and anglers are drawn to the Alabama waterfront. Alabama’s artificial reef program began in 1953 when the Orange Beach Charter Boat Association asked for the authority to place 250 car [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Alabama State Port Authority by the numbers

It is ranked the ninth largest seaport in the United States. Do you know which port it is?   “There are roughly 60 deep-water seaports in the nation, so ninth shows how significant the Port of Mobile is in terms of size,” said Judith Adams, vice president of marketing for the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA). [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Red snapper season gets the go-ahead

Make your reservations now for red snapper season, given the green light April 27 by NOAA Fisheries and the State of Alabama Marine Resources Division. You can fish for red snapper in federal waters from June 1 to June 10, while the season for federally permitted charter boats runs June 1 to July 16. The [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Top Boat Builders along the Alabama Gulf Coast

From humble beginnings, many local shipbuilders have constructed their business to serve small and large shipping companies alike. Along Alabama’s Working Waterfront is city after city actively involved in the behind-the-scenes labor to create many types of seagoing vessels. In Bayou La Batre, a place jam-packed with boat builders who are doing big things in [...]

By | 2017-05-19T03:04:57+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments