Dauphin Island, Alabama: High Tide Toilets

A clever 19th century latrine designed so that Mobile Bay's tide would "flush" its toilets every day.

Fort Gaines

51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL
Fort Gaines. Hwy 193 south to Dauphin Island. Turn left (east) onto Bienville Blvd. Drive to the end of the island; you'll see the fort on the right.
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $4.
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A row of outdoor toilet holes cut in a long, weathered wooden plank, hung from a brick wall.

High Tide Toilets

According to an accompanying sign, the communal latrine at Fort Gaines was designed so that Mobile Bay's tide would "flush" its toilets every day.

[Sharon, 03/21/2018]

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