riprap to prevent tides from further undermining the foundation.
Once owned by the U.S. Coast Guard, the lighthouse is now the property of the General Services Administration. The Alabama Historical Commission is willing to take ownership of the property, but only if the GSA provides funding to repair the deterioration that has occurred under its ownership.
Luckily, the Sand Island Lighthouse has an active group of friends who believe that historic aids to navigation are both scenic pleasures and important tools in
interpreting our past. Saving the lighthouse will not be easy, but it can be done. Time, however, is of the essence. For more information on how to help in the preservation of this significant resource, see the Friends of Sand Island