Alabama Lighthouses

Lighthouses in the 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 There is only one active light in the state, though another has been replaced by a skeleton tower; a third still stands but is inactive.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, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.

Name Image Location Year first lit Focal Height
Battery Gladden Light Mobile Bay 1872 045 45?ft (14?m)
Choctaw Point Light Mobile 1831 063 63?ft (19?m)
Middle Bay Light Mobile Bay 1885 048 48?ft (15?m)
Mobile Point Range
Rear Light
Fort Morgan 1822 (First)
1873 (Last)
045 45?ft (14?m)
Sand Island Light Dauphin Island 1838 (First)
1873 (Current)
131 131?ft (40?m)

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