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  Dauphin Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dauphin Island is a barrier island on the western edge of Mobile Bay.
Dauphin Island is the first landfall encountered by many birds as they migrate north from South America, and as a consequence many species can be found resting there before continuing their journey.
A bridge connecting the island to the mainland across Dauphin Island Sound was built in the 1950s; it was destroyed by Hurricane Frederic on September 12, 1979; the community received $32 million to rebuild the bridge, in spite of warnings from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, because it would encourage development.
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 Dauphin Island, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dauphin Island is a town located in Mobile County, Alabama, on a barrier island also named Dauphin Island.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's storm surge devastated the island, wiping clean most of the island's west end.
Dauphin Island is located at 30°15'23" North, 88°7'31" West (30.256429, -88.125231)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dauphin_Island,_Alabama   (473 words)

 Island History, Dauphin Island Foundation, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Dauphin Island property owners have taken over management of the Isle Dauphine and the Golf Course is open to the public.
The island was touted as "The Atlantic City of the South" Bath houses were constructed on the south side of the island.
Dauphin Island became known for the huge number of migratory birds that made this a stop-over.
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 Encyclopedia: Dauphin Island, Alabama
The beaches of Dauphin Island were found to be so sensitive to the sheltering afforded by the shoals that a two-foot increase in the elevation of the shoals would have reduced the longshore sand transport rate, and thus the erosional shift of sand along the beach, to roughly 50% of what was experienced.
Dauphin Island and Mobile Bay were mapped as early as 1519 by Alonzo Pineda.
In 1707, the French renamed the island in honor of the heir to the French throne: "Dauphin." During this period the island was capitol of the Louisiana Territory which equaled almost two thirds of the United States!
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dauphin-Island,-Alabama   (360 words)

 Dauphin Island, Alabama - Activities and History
Isle Dauphine, or Massacre Isle, as it was first called by the French due to the piles of human bones they found on its shores, became the first capital of the French Louisiana Territory in 1700.
The Shell Mounds and Dauphin Island in general are renowned "hot-spots" for observing neotropical migrant birds, and attract birders from around the U.S. each spring and fall.
Dauphin Island is the first point of land encountered by migrants during their spring migration across the Gulf of Mexico.
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 Before and After Photo Comparisons: Dauphin Island - Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dauphin Island is located directly south of Mobile, Alabama, more than 110 kilometers east of the region where the eye of Katrina came ashore in Plaquemines Parish, LA.
The island suffered extensive overwash, and a major breach was formed toward the western end of the island (not shown).
The structure in the lower left corner is an oil rig that broke loose during Katrina and washed ashore.
coastal.er.usgs.gov /hurricanes/katrina/photo-comparisons/dauphin.html   (523 words)

 Dauphin on Encyclopedia.com
DAUPHIN [dauphin] [Fr.,=dolphin], French title, borne first by the counts of Vienne (also called Viennois) and later by the eldest son of the king of France, or, if the dauphin came to die before the king, by the dauphin's eldest son.
Their territory came to be called the dauphiné, or dauphinate, of Vienne, or simply the Dauphiné.
L'Espagnol Julio Cabrera nourrissant un dauphin jeudi à Palmarin au Sénégal Un jeune dauphin, seul rescapé parmi les cinq.
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 Dauphin Island Real Estate, Dauphin Island's Vacation Experts
Share with us the natural beauty of Dauphin Island, "Alabama's undiscovered treasure." With miles of uncrowded white sand beaches, the Island is truly a great place for your family vacation, or a secluded romantic getaway.
They rely on Dauphin Island Real Estate, Inc. to be their rental agency because they want professional management by the "Dauphin Island Vacation Experts".
Dauphin Island is off the beaten path, located 3 miles off Alabama's Gulf Coast, 35 miles to the south of historic Mobile and 90 miles east of New Orleans.
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 Dauphin Island vacation rentals Alabama Condo
Dauphin Island is located 3 miles off the Alabama Coast, 33 miles to the south of Mobile, and 120 miles to the east of New Orleans.
Dauphin Island is accessible from I-10 using exit 17, State hwy 193 to the south.
Dauphin Island is a quiet town of about 1300 full-time residents located only 33 miles from Mobile.
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 Dauphin Island Alabama Real Estate
Dauphin Island, Alabama is located in Mobile County.
Dauphin Island offers modern conveniences without the distraction of traffic lights or buildings over 3 stories high.
The Park and Beach facilities on Dauphin Island are accessible from I-10 using exit 17, state hwy 193 to the South.
www.relocate-america.com /states/AL/cities/dauphin_island.htm   (483 words)

 Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island
During this development phase, the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board was created to provide recreation opportunities for the citizens of Alabama.
The Board of Directors (Sidney Pfleger- Chairman) of the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board were immediately receptive to this idea, and selected perhaps the most beautiful parcel of land on the Island.
Gaillard Lake, approximately four and a half acres in size, lies at the southern edge of the pine woods and is borderd by tall pines on the north and west, and by a tupelo swamp on the east and south.
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 The Harbinger. Buying and Selling Dauphin Island.
Dauphin Island had remained isolated, and except for the yearly Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, tourism on Mobile County's Gulf beaches had contributed little to Mobile's economy.
Dauphin Island is fourteen miles long, with an eastern portion heavily wooded, wider and more elevated than the wind- and water-swept western portion.
According to a probate court document the Gulf Properties Corporation was organized in 1930 to acquire and hold land on Dauphin Island until a bridge and other developments would add "to the value and use or marketability of the land thereon." By 1953 Gulf Properties held most of Dauphin Island.
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 Port Dauphin
Cushioned by the soft sand, however, some of the Port Dauphin artifacts have remained relatively intact, instead of being trampled to small fragments as were most of the broken Old Mobile artifacts.
Many of the Port Dauphin artifacts came from England and Spain, not France, presumably because all sorts of ships stopped at Dauphin Island and their crews conducted some private trading with the enterprising islanders.
Archaeological excavations at Port Dauphin were made possible by a grant from the Alabama Historical Commission's Historic Preservation Trust Fund, and matching funds from the University of South Alabama.
www.usouthal.edu /archaeology/port_dauphin.htm   (393 words)

 South Alabama Birding Association - Birding Dauphin Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dauphin Island is probably the best location for birding in Alabama.
Birding is exceptional at any season of the year, but the Island is famous for the thousands of migrants that can be seen in spring and fall.
The marsh is the island’s best rail locale, with Clapper, King, and Virginia Rails and Sora regular in migration and winter.
www.alaweb.com /~kenwood/saba/birdfind/dauphin.htm   (2008 words)

 Welcome to the Birmingham Post-Herald: Metro/State
Otherwise, she and other homeowners on Dauphin Island were devastated just like the roads, water and sewer lines, the beach and about two-thirds of homes on the west end of the barrier island in the mouth of the Mobile Bay.
Ginger Simpson, Dauphin Island's town clerk, said a quick inspection of buildings on the west end of the island found one-third missing, one-third with extensive damage and one-third with minimal damage.
Building codes on Dauphin Island have become more stringent in the past year so homes will stand up better to major hurricanes, said island homebuilder Cay Rogers, pointing to one of her new homes on the island that survived Katrina.
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     Dauphin Island - On The Wing
Dauphin Island is a barrier island off the coast of Alabama about 30 miles south of Mobile.
Our Dauphin Island Birding Page is dedicated to showing you where to bird on the island and what birds can be expected to be seen at any given place.
This is where you will see the Dauphin Island water tower.
chris.dauphinisland-info.com   (334 words)

 Estuarium / Public Aquarium
Sand, tells the story of the evolution and dynamics of barrier islands in an attractive manner to children of all ages.
Dauphin Island is a 17 mile long, 3/4 mile wide barrier island that is parallel to the coastline.
The major function of a barrier island is to protect the mainland from the wind and wave energy associated with storms.
estuarium.disl.org   (1008 words)

 Dauphin Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Settlers joined this military outpost in 1708, and renamed the island Dauphine, in honor of Marie Adelaiede of Savoy, wife of Dauphin Louis, Duke of Burgundy.
In 1803 the United States claimed it as part of the Louisiana Purchase, but Spain maintained control of the island until 1813, when General James Wilkinson of the United States Army seized it because the British were using it as a military base.
On the eastern point of Dauphin Island stands Fort Gaines, which was begun under the administration of President James Monroe, and completed in the 1850s.
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 Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island
Over the next century, control of Dauphin Island switched from France to Great Britain and to Spain in 1780.
Finally, in 1813 the United States seized the territory around Mobile Bay.The British captured Dauphin Island and used it as a proposed campaign against the city of Mobile.
The city in turn gave the property to the Alabama Department of Conservation, which deeded it to the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board.
www.dauphinisland.org /fort.htm   (1117 words)

 Innovative website for dauphin island alabama and for more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dauphin Island, Alabama is a barrier island located 33 miles from Mobile, Alabama, 130 miles to the east of New Orleans,...
Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board operates the Island's Campground, Fort Gaines, Fishing pier and an area of public beach for this resort Island.
Dauphin Island Alabama is the undiscovered jewel of the Alabama Gulf Coast.
www.heartofalabama.org /9/dauphin-island-alabama.html   (505 words)

 Daupin Island - Pre- and Post-Storm 3D Topography - Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies
The view is along the island, looking from east to west, with the Gulf of Mexico to the left and Mississippi Sound to the right.
The main road on the island, Bienville Blvd., is easily seen running along the axis of the island.
The September 2005 survey data (Figure 2C) shows that this section of Dauphin Island, located approximately 150 km east of where Hurricane Katrina made landfall, was devastated by the storm.
coastal.er.usgs.gov /hurricanes/katrina/lidar/dauphin-island.html   (698 words)

 Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries
The Dauphin Island Audubon Sanctuaries is an informal collaboration between conservation minded agencies and organizations dedicated to the preservation of critical bird habitat on the Island and to the promotion of birding and other forms of ecotourism activities.
Agencies included are the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board (DIPBB), and the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. (DIBS).
The Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc., a community land trust, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the island’s stopover habitat for all North American migratory birds, to work government and other agencies to ensure a balance between human land uses and conservation; and to educate landowners about practices that strengthen the island’s unique ecosystem.
www.coastalbirding.org   (168 words)

 Birding Dauphin Island - Online Tips Birding Dauphin Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
If the birding at Fort Morgan is excellent, a trip to Dauphin Island may be worth it (ferry rates are high and the schedule is irregular).
Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island...
Dauphin Island, AL - Activities include exploring the Audubon Trail, birding, and a tour of Fort Gaines.
www.ebirdwatching.com /birdingdauphinisland   (1964 words)

 Dauphin Island --  Encyclopædia Britannica
island in the Gulf of Mexico, at the entrance to Mobile Bay off the southwest coast of Alabama, U.S., about 30 miles (50 km) south of Mobile.
Islands are found in oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers.
The Marshall Islands' nearest neighbors are Wake Island to the north, Kiribati and Nauru to the south, and the Federated States of Micronesia to the west.
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 Dauphin Island Foundation, Dauphin Island, Alabama
The vision of the Dauphin Island Foundation is to preserve and promote the environmental integrity and beauty of Dauphin Island by encouraging thoughtful development of the community as a setting for family life, recreation, and commerce centered on its rich natural and historic assets.
The purpose of the Foundation is to cultivate unified action by all individual and organized members of the community toward achieving the Foundation's mission.
The Foundation was founded in 1991 employing Dauphin Island volunteers and resources with organizational assistance provided by the Auburn University Economic Development Institute.
www.difoundation.org   (181 words)

 John Ritland - Dauphin Island / Fort Blakely
In places the water about the island was quite shallow, and in places we waded in and fished oysters by hand.
The 81st Illinois regiment was stationed on another island in the immediate vicinity, so one day the soldiers, Ole and Sam Hegland, came over and paid us a visit.
In fact we took all, save a few who jumped into the Alabama River and were drowned, or with the rare exception of a few who were able to swim across and thus escape.
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 Dauphin Island Hurricanes
Dauphin island reports heavy damage to many structures,oil rig washes onshore.
1997 danny hits direct with 80mph winds bar 29.06 stayed near the same area for almost 24hrs with sustained winds on dauphin island at 70mph(some minor roof damage)very heavy rain 2 killed.
Dauphin island reports heavy damage to many structures,oil rig washes onshore.Dauphin island (dpia1) - 986.1 mb at 1450 utc,Surge dauphin island (daua1) 6.63ft at 1645 utc,gusts to 102mph.Storm tide flooding occurred on dauphin island with the west end of the island completely submerged.
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 our trip to dauphin island
Every year I take my 5th and 6th graders to Dauphin Island for two days to study marine biology and oceanography.
We take three classes at the Sea Lab on Dauphin Island - The Beach Walk which includes the dunes and maritime forest, The Salt Marsh and Mud Flats class, and the Touch Lab and Squid Dissection.
Before we go out into the field we have a class which is taught by one of the marine science educators in one of the classrooms.
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