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

Address:
51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
251-861-6992
Admission:
Adults $4.
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Tide flushed latrine toilets.

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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