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Name: Mobile Point (Range Rear) Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Location: Entrance to Mobile Bay


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Photo: Ted Smith
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Managing Organization:
Alabama Historical Commission

Telephone: 334-242-3184

Website: http://www.preserveala.org/

Contact Address Information:
468 South Perry Street
Montgomery
Alabama, 36130-0900, United States

Notes:
The 1873 tower was replaced by skeletal tower in 1966 and dismantled in 1979. It was later reassembled near the entrance to Fort Morgan's visitor parking lot. Phone for Fort Morgan: (334) 540-7125. As of December 2004, the lighthouse is in storage awaiting restoration.

Tower Height: 30

Description of Tower: Black steel skeletal tower.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1872 keeper's house (two story wood bungalow), small brick outbuilding.

Earlier Towers?
1821: Conical stone tower.

Date Established: 1821

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Tower Moved?
1980s

Date Deactivated: 1966 (1873 tower)

Optics: 1858 fourth order Fresnel; 1981: DCB 24

Current Use: Historic landmark.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
At Fort Morgan Historic Site, Route 180 West. Also accessible by Mobile Bay Ferry from Fort Gaines. Phone for ferry: (800) 634-4027.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Major Thomas Belton (c. 1820s)

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