'BAY BOAT ERA'
Mayor Kant cut the ribbon to a new exhibit about the boats that ferried passengers across the bay to Mobile, until automobiles became more practical -- after the first bridge was completed in 1927.
About 15 years ago there was an effort by federal and state agencies to establish a new "high-speed" ferry to Mobile and the Gulf beaches, but it never got off the ground.
Donnie Barrett is museum director, Jim Bates assistant director, Peco Forsman constructed the model boats on display.
|Jim Bates, Peco Forsman, Mayor Kant, Donnie Barrett|