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MOBILE MIDDLE BAY LIGHT

State: ALABAMA
Location: MOBILE HARBOR/MOBILE BAY
Nearest City: MOBILE
County: MOBILE
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1885

Photo courtesy Capt. Hal Pierce
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1885
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1967
  • Automated: 1935
  • Foundation Materials: SCREW PILING W/PLATFORM
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE DWELLING/RED PILES
  • Shape: HEXAGONAL W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 54
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1885
  • Present Optic: 155 MM (HAZARD WARNING)
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 54
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: USCG LOANED LENS TO FORT MORGAN MUSEUM FOR DISPLAY IN 1996
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1905
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures: None

Current Use: UNDER RESTORATION

Owner/Manager: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION/MOBILE MIDDLE BAY LIGHTHOUSE CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #74000429
Name of Listing: MIDDLE BAY LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
BUILT AS REPLICA OF HOOPER STRAIT LIGHTHOUSE; DAMAGED IN 1916 HURRICANE; RESTORED BY MIDDLE BAY LIGHT CENTENNIAL COMMISSION IN 1984; STABILIZATION UNDERTAKEN IN 1993; ORIGINAL LANTERN ROOM OBTAINED AND IS UNDER RENOVATION AND RESTORATION IN 1998.




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