Alabama Historical Commission
Contact Address Information:
468 South Perry Street
Mobile Middle Bay Light was damaged in a 1916 hurricane. It was restored by the Middle Bay Light Centennial Committee in 1984, and stabilized in 1993. A new renovation begun in September 2002 was completed in 2003. As part of the renovation a skeletal tower holding the light atop the lighthouse was replaced by a shorter mast. In 2013 it was discovered that some of the steel support rods that support the lighthouse had broken. The Alabama Historical Commission had promised $30,000 per year to maintain the lighthouse, which it did not. In June 2013 the lighthouse was added to the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of Endangered Lighthouses.
Tower Height: 48
Height of Focal Plane: 48
Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 6 seconds.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is operational
1905 1.5 story hexagonal wood keeper's quarters integral to tower; foundation: screw piling with platform.
Date Established: 1885 (12/1/1885)
Date Present Tower Built: 1905
Date Deactivated: 1967
Date Automated: 1935
Optics: 1885: fourth order Fresnel lens (now on display at Fort Morgan Museum); now 155 mm (hazard warning)
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. Cruises offered by Making Waves Charters provide views; see www.schoonerjoshua.com/fishing.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 251-443-9463.
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Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
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