Here’s a sight I’d go out of my way to see if I were on a road trip: the remains of a schooner that ran aground off Mobile Bay, Alabama, nearly 90 years ago and was recently exposed by Hurricane Isaac.
It’s an interesting story. The schooner, Rachel, was blown onto the sand by a tropical storm. It was too far ashore to get it back into the water, so it was left there, on a long, thin spit of land that runs west from Gulf Shores near the mouth of Mobile Bay, on Fort Morgan Beach. Through the years, storm winds have uncovered it, then recovered it. Now, the old shipwreck is drawing a lot of attention, the Associated Press says. Read the full story here.
Photo: Melissa Nelson Gabriel/Associated Press