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Name: Choctaw Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Mobile, Alabama, United States

Location: Choctaw Pass, Gulf of Mexico.

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This lighthouse was damaged in the Civil War; remnants remained visible until about 1917. Carmelite Philber, who replaced her husband as keeper when he died in 1842, was killed in a hurricane in late August 1852.

Tower Height: 43

Description of Tower: Conical brick tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1831

Date Deactivated: 1862

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Sterling Thrower (1831-1834), A. P. Philbert (?-1842), Carmelite Philbert (1842-1852, died in hurricane in August 1852), Elizabeth Michold (c. 1850s-1862).

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