Sand Island Lighthouse
With four towers on Sand Island since 1830, the current lighthouse was built in 1873. The Sand Island Light is a simple brick tower lighthouse located in Mobile Bay, three miles from the Gulf Coast on a small island. Once 400 acres at its heyday, the island has been slowly eroding into the Gulf. Following the BP oil spill, an island renourishment project was carried out in late 2011 to restore the island, but most of that restoration washed away a year later during Hurricane Isaac. Today, you can rent a boat or take a boat tour to see the lighthouse by sea, as it is too unstable to enter.