Did you know that Dauphin Island was known by early explorers as “Massacre Island”? in fact, the history of Dauphin Island is quite remarkable. To whet your appetite, I’ve included the most interesting history facts on the 2014 Dauphin Island Map.
Dauphin Island is a true barrier island. It is completely surrounded by Gulf and Bay waters. It is connected to land by one very tall bridge. The island climate provides a home to tropical plants, birds, and sea creatures galore. Long-time Dauphin Island residents have always known it’s a paradise. But many of them maintain a laid-back, low-key lifestyle. I don’t think they have any intentions of advertising this paradise to the whole world. I discovered a lot about the unique environment of Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico when I visited the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and other special places around the island, like the Bird Sanctuary. I enjoyed the process of sharing my discoveries and the legend of “Massacre Island” on the 2014 Dauphin Island Map.
I’m accepting advance-orders now, at www.MobileBayMap.com/buy-maps, with mailing or local pick-up of all advance-order prints to be completed by May 20, 2014. I want to thank everyone who helped me make this project possible! I hope you enjoy my new art map as much as I enjoyed creating it.