The bay has salt water from the Gulf of Mexico and fresh water from rivers. This combination of fresh and salt waters is called an estuary, which is home to many fish, shrimp, and crabs.
Even though Alabama's coastline has only fifty miles of beach, it has the fourth largest river system by volume in the United States.
Mobile Bay is approximately 31 miles long; its widest point is 24 miles across; the average depth is only 10 feet. Since the 1800's a man-made ship channel has been in operation, thus creating an international seaport for ocean going vessels.
|Sailing on the bay|
|Sun beginning to set|
|What a lovely sight!|