By Tim Kowols
For more than 30 years, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay has frightened visitors before being deployed on ice-breaking missions in the winter. The annual Ghost Ship tour brings community members on board for Halloween activities like haunted rooms and treats. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Whitsell says he is proud the Ghost Ship has been a part of a tradition for many families.
The ship will be located at Sawyer Park Pier, with a lights-on tour starting at 5:30 p.m. for younger children and the full scare experience beginning an hour later. The event is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local pantries.