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Archive of Historical Data, Books, Maps
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Sand Island Light House

  • The Lights
    of Sand Island

    Compiled
    by Jim Hall

  • Photo Gallery:
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    FOR LIBRARY OF THUMBNAIL IMAGES


    David Smith - an artist's
    conception of the 1864 Light House
    and keeper's quarters...


    Photo by Nick Colquit
    Color photo taken Late 1960's
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    US Coast Guard online Archives
    1859 photo
    USCG Archives

    Sand Island Light House 2004
    2004 pre-Katrina
    photo: Jim Hall



    Sand Island Light post Katrina 2005 post-Katrina
    photo: Jim Hall

    MORE PHOTOS BELOW
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  • Sand Island Light House
    Gets New Coat of Black

    Mobile Press-Register
    by ED LEE,
    Press-Register Reporter
    Sunday, Sept. 20, 1953


  • Sand Island Light House
    To Be Part Of New Series Of Stamps

    Mobile Register
    By KATHERINE SAYRE
    Staff Reporter
    Tue, December 30, 2008


  • High Tech "3D Scan"
    Of Sand Island Light
    By International Co

    Alabama LigthHouse Blog
    By WARREN LEE
    December 8, 2008


  • History Overboard
    Sand Island LightHouse Tossed A Life Preserver

    BUSINESS ALABAMA Magazine
    By JENNIFER Z. EKMAN
    December, 2008


  • Initial Stablization
    Compete For Light House

    AL Light House Assoc Newsletter
    By JIM HALL
    October 16, 2008


  • Repairs Begin For Lighthouse
    Near Dauphin Island

    Mobile Register
    By KATHERINE SAYRE
    Staff Reporter
    Sunday, August 10, 2008


  • Decaying Lighthouses
    Seen As
    Historic Treasures

    The Mercury News
    Silicon Valley
    San Jose, CA.
    Nov.23, 2008


  • Proceed Carefully On Historic Lighthouses
    Mobile Register
    EDITORIAL Taken from Editorial Section
    Monday, July 14, 2008


  • Sand Island LightHouse
    Keeper's Report

    By WARREN LEE
    AL Light House Assoc Newsletter
    Summer, 2007


  • A Guiding Light
    Mobile Register
    By RUSS HENDERSON

    Staff Reporter
    February 19, 2001


  • Sand Island Light House - late 1800's
    1873-1880 Photo
    "Sand Island Lighthouse
    Chronicals"
    Sand Island Light House 1922
    1922 Photo
    "Sand Island Lighthouse
    Chronicals"
    Sand Island Light House 1945
    1945 Photo
    "Sand Island Lighthouse
    Chronicals"
    Sand Island Light House 1950
    1950 Photo
    USCG Archives
    Sand Island Light 1962
    Sand Island LightHouse 1962 Photo,
    USCG Archives
    Sand Island Light 1973
    Sand Island
    LightHouse
    1973 Photo,
    USCG Archives
    Sand Island 
              Light House Keeper
    Early 1900's
    Sand Island
    LightHouse Keeper,
    National Archives
    Sand Island Light House - Keeper and wife
    LightHouse Keepers' wives
    Turn of Century Photo
    National Archives

    Sand Island Light House - Keeper and wife
    LightHouse Keepers' wives
    Close up



    Sand Island Light House - 1926
    Feb 12, 1926 Photo
    Views of New Fog Signal Station and Quarters National Archives

    Left in 1926 Photo
    Left Panel
    1926 Photo
    Enlargement

    Sand Island Light House - 1926
    Center Panel
    1926 Photo
    Sand Island Light House - 1926
    Right Panel
    1926 Photo
    Coast Guard inspects lens
    USCG lens inspection
    Moble Press-Register published August 8, 1965
    Breather Landing going up
    One of eight "breather stops"

    Moble Press-Register published August 8, 1965
    Old Winch, Sand Island Light 1955
    Remnant of the Past, old winch

    Moble Press-Register published August 8, 1965
    Plumbing Bob visible
    Plumber's Bob

    Moble Press-Register Aug 8, 1965
    Unused water tank
    Water tank under Keeper's house
    Moble Press-Register pub Aug. 8, 1965
    Bricked Door, south side
    Entrance Bricked Over
    Moble Press-Register pub Aug. 8, 1965
    Tower painters working
    Light House paint job
    Moble Press-Register published Sept.20 1953
    View from the top
    View of boat
    from the top deck

    Moble Press-Register published Sept.20 1953
    Painting light & lens pedistal
    Painting light/lens pedistal

    Moble Press-Register published Sept.20 1953
    Interior stairs
    Interior stairs
    constructed with iron
    gets new paint

    Moble Press-Register published Sept.20 1953
    Generators
    Generator Room
    In the tower's base

    Moble Press-Register published Sept.20 1953
    Battery Room
    Racks of batteries
    In the tower's base

    Moble Press-Register published Sept.20 1953
    More Sand Island Light House photos - MORE SAND ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE PHOTOS


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