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Tour by boat of Delta Set by Blakeley Park

Summer wildlife activity on the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta will be highlighted during anarrated ecotour aboard the Blakeley State Park's Delta Explorer Saturday, Aug. 22.The two hour tour leaves the Blakeley dock on the Tensaw River at 9:30 a.m. returning at 11:30 a.m. after a looping tour of various rivers and streams of the lower Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

The Delta Explorer is a 50-passenger U.S. Coast Guard licensed pontoon boat piloted bya licensed captain and crewed by a Blakeley Park ranger who also assists in the narrationof the wildlife and historical features of the Delta.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children age 6-12 and free to children under 6. The trip is not recommended for infants and children three and under. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour on a first come-first serve basis or may be reserved ahead of time using major credit cards and calling 251-626-5581. All proceeds go to theoperation of Blakeley Park.

Blakeley Park is located on State Hwy. 225 about 4.5 miles north of its intersection with U.S. 31 at Spanish Fort. For more information go to www.blakeleypark.com.

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Blakeley Residents Spotted

Visitors to Blakeley State Park with patience can see wildlife like this young mother raccoon and two of her four babies exploring the Washington Square picnic area this week (Aug. 24) She is leading them down from one of the park's huge, old oak trees. Click here to view the photo. (Photo by Jo Ann Flirt)

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Robert Bradley of the State Archives Dept with Confederate Civil War battleflag captured at Blakeley.

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