DescriptionMiddle Bay Lighthouse, also known as Middle Bay Light and Mobile Bay Lighthouse, is a hexagonal-shaped screw-pile lighthouse with a lantern on top. It sits offshore from Mobile, Alabama in the center of Mobile Bay.The station was activated in 1885. In 1916 the keeper's wife gave birth to a baby that summer at the station. According to the Alabama Lighthouse Association web site, the keeper brought a dairy cow to the station and corralled it on a section of the lower deck because his wife was unable to nurse the newborn baby. All had to be evacuated when the station survived but was damaged by a hurricane that year. The light was automated in 1935.The lighthouse was deactivated in 1967. In 1984 the lighthouse was stabilized by Middle Bay Light Centennial Commission in preparation for the centennial celebration. Middle Bay Lighthouse was placed onNational Register of Historic Places in 1985. In 1996 the Coast Guard loaned the original Fresnel lens to the Ft. Morgan Museum for public display. In 2002 restoration efforts were begun to repair the lighthouse.
Michelle Allseitz, Memphis, TN Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement The nautical pictures in the earlier gallery were taking by me. The newer gallery(s) were taken by my husband. I think he has a good eye for photography. It's easy when you had the ability to go to such beautiful places in the world