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"9 Battery Duportail" Fort Morgan Things to Do Tip by Basaic

Fort Morgan Things to Do: 22 reviews and 42 photos

  Battery Duportail
by Basaic

This concrete gun emplacement was installed during the upgrades between 1898 and 1899. It housed two 12-inch, breech-loading "disappearing Rifles". The gun used 268 pounds of explosive to fire a 1046-pound shell 8 1/2 miles.

Address: 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL
Phone: (251) 540-7127

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 1, 2011
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