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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
Archive of Historical Data, Books, Maps
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Air view of Dauphin Island lying 4 miles south fo the Alabama mainland in the mouth of Mobile Bay. In the fireground is historic Fort Gaines where an extensive restoration program is in progress. Boyond the fort, the fairways for the championship golf course now being built are visible as are a great many of the streets which have been cleared through the virgin pine forest. On the left can be seen the beautiful wide Gulf beach which runs the entire 14 mile length of the Island. Many attractive homes have already been designed for construction in the wooded area and on the West Beach. Little Dauphin Island stretches out to the right in this picture and is crossed at its west end by the Gordon Persons Overseas Highway as it nears Dauphin Island. the center of the picture shows Dauphin Bay and idian Bay extension, the first reclamation project that converted a marsh into 71 waterfront residential lots. (Photo was copied from Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams' "History of Beautiful Dauphin Island.")

Fort Gaines Sand Island Light House Shell Mounds on Dauphin Island Dauphin Island History Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

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