List of lighthouses in Alabama

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This is a list of all lighthouses in the U.S. state of Alabama as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources. There is only one active light in the state, though another has been replaced by a skeleton tower; a third still stands but is inactive. The rest have all been destroyed.

Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List,[1] while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.[2]

Name Location Coordinates Image Focal
Height
Built[note 1] Automated Deactivated Status
Battery Gladden Light Mobile harbor entrance 30°40′03″N 88°01′22″W / 30.6675°N 88.0228°W / 30.6675; -88.0228 (Battery Gladden Light) 045 45 ft (14 m) 1872[3] 1913[3] destroyed around 1950[3]
Choctaw Point Light Mobile 30°40′01″N 87°58′59″W / 30.667°N 87.983°W / 30.667; -87.983 (Choctaw Point Light)[4] 063 63 ft (19 m)[4] 1831[5] 1862[5] destroyed[5]
Middle Bay Light Mobile Bay 30°26′14″N 88°00′40″W / 30.4372°N 88.0111°W / 30.4372; -88.0111 (Middle Bay Light) Middle Bay Lighthouse.jpg 048 48 ft (15 m) 1885 1935 Active
Mobile Point Range Lights Fort Morgan 30°13′40″N 88°01′27″W / 30.2278°N 88.0242°W / 30.2278; -88.0242 (Mobile Point Range Lights)[note 2] Mobile Point Lighthouse.JPG 045 45 ft (14 m) 1821/1873 1966 Replaced with skeleton tower
Sand Island Light south of Dauphin Island 30°11′15″N 88°03′02″W / 30.1875°N 88.0506°W / 30.1875; -88.0506 (Sand Island Light) Sandislandal1962 300.jpg 131 131 ft (40 m)[note 3] 1838/1873 1921 1933 Inactive

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ If there is a second date, it represents the date the most recent tower was lit.
  2. ^ rear light
  3. ^ current tower

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States. Government Printing Office. March 1, 1907. pp. 229–233. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Alabama". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 
  3. ^ a b c "Battery Gladden Light". Lighthouse Digest. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  4. ^ a b Mills, Robert (1845). American Lighthouse Guide. Washington: William M. Morrison. p. 81. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  5. ^ a b c "Choctaw Point Light". Lighthouse Digest. Retrieved 2014-01-24.