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Birding on Dauphin Island

Historic Fort Gaines

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Sand Island Light

Shell Mounds

Town of Dauphin Island-Municipal Government








Dauphin Island, AL
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Sand Island Light House



The eight flights of internal stairs, rails and landings have all experienced considerable corrosion over the life of the lighthouse, as has the lantern room and exterior platform and associated handrail surrounding the outside of the lantern room. The structural integrity of these metal features has been weakened to the point that they are unreliable for restoration. The stairs, handrails, and landings and associated hangar rods and platform brackets and all metal associated with the lantern room need to be repaired or replaced if safe access is to be provided to the top of the lighthouse.
2007 Thompson Engineering report on Sand Island Light House for the owners'
Town of Dauphin Island.
Repairs were made summer 2008...

Thompson Engineering photo

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