Today marks a quarter century since one of the biggest tragedies in the history of the Mobile, Baldwin County Region. The Sunset Limited derailed into Bayou Canot September 22, 1993, killing 47 people. A boat tour is being offered by Blakely State Park to visit the remote area and pay tribute to the victims of the crash. It’s similar to the first tour offered two years ago.
A tug boat captain lost in the fog and darkness pushes his barge into a train trestle moving the tracks just enough to cause the Sunset Limited to derail. In addition to the 47 people killed, more than 100 were injured. For more information on the tour click here.