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MOBILE POINT (RANGE REAR) LIGHT

State: ALABAMA
Location: RELOCATED FROM MOBILE BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: GULF SHORES
County: BALDWIN
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1821

Mobile Point (Range Rear) Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith.
Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1966
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1966
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL REMOVED TO FORT MORGAN MUSEUM IN 1966
  • Has tower been moved? YES

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? YES

  • Year Tower Constructed: 1966
  • Type: STEEL SKELETAL ON CONCRETE FOUNDATION
  • Tower Height: 120
  • Height of Focal Plane: 125
  • Current Optic: DCB 24 Year Installed: 1981

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures: SMALL BRICK BUILDING, POSSIBLY OIL HOUSE

Current Use: STATE HISTORIC SITE

Owner/Manager: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING Reference #66000146
Name of Listing: FORT MORGAN
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
1873 TOWER DISMANTLED 1979, TOWER LATER RIGHTED AND RESTORED NEAR ENTRANCE TO FORT'S VISITOR PARKING LOT




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