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SAND ISLAND LIGHT

State: ALABAMA
Location: OFF MOBILE POINT SOUTH OF FORT
Nearest City: GULF SHORES
County: BALDWIN
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1838

Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated: 1921
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: UNPAINTED GOTHIC TOWER W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 131
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1873
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1933
  • Height of Focal Plane: 132
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: SECOND ORDER LENS IN FORT MORGAN MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO

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

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED)

  • Year Constructed: 1881
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: MASONRY GOTHIC

Other Structures:

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Open to the Public? NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #75000305
Name of Listing: SAND ISLAND LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:




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