Stedman's Landing on Mobile Bay

Fairhope, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

The area is owned and managed by Baldwin County. Recently renovated, with a new boardwalk it is a great place to watch the sunset or have a picnic.

Established in 1852 and used as a community wharf until destroyed by the 1916 hurricane. The wharf was an important factor in the life of the Montrose community. Located in an inward curve of Mobile Bay, the wharf was quite long because it had to reach the natural deep water traveled by the bay boats along the eastern shore. The wharf began at the foot of Sibley Street, where the bluff was about fifty feet high requiring a gradual slope downward. The slope allowed the freight car to go down the wharf by its own momentum on wooden tracks. This was a flat car for general use with portable sides used for certain commodities such as pottery ware. The return trip up the wharf with loaded car or cart was pulled by mule or ox.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 18th, 2021. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 18th, 2021 at 1:57 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Stedman's Landing on Mobile Bay is sampled from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

The City of Daphne and Daphne Utilities have enlisted help from an independent environmental consulting firm to implement a bacterial water quality sampling plan. Water quality samples are collected by the independent testing lab along the bay in three (3) locations, Bayfront Park, D’Olive Bay Boat Launch, and Stedman's Landing, and tested for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria. The results will be posted/linked on http://www.daphneal.com/428/Coastal-Water-Quality-Monitoring no later than two business days after being received, unless noted otherwise.

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Stedman's Landing on Mobile Bay

Fairhope, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 18th, 2021. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 18th, 2021 at 1:57 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The area is owned and managed by Baldwin County. Recently renovated, with a new boardwalk it is a great place to watch the sunset or have a picnic.

Established in 1852 and used as a community wharf until destroyed by the 1916 hurricane. The wharf was an important factor in the life of the Montrose community. Located in an inward curve of Mobile Bay, the wharf was quite long because it had to reach the natural deep water traveled by the bay boats along the eastern shore. The wharf began at the foot of Sibley Street, where the bluff was about fifty feet high requiring a gradual slope downward. The slope allowed the freight car to go down the wharf by its own momentum on wooden tracks. This was a flat car for general use with portable sides used for certain commodities such as pottery ware. The return trip up the wharf with loaded car or cart was pulled by mule or ox.

Monitoring Frequency

Stedman's Landing on Mobile Bay is sampled from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

The City of Daphne and Daphne Utilities have enlisted help from an independent environmental consulting firm to implement a bacterial water quality sampling plan. Water quality samples are collected by the independent testing lab along the bay in three (3) locations, Bayfront Park, D’Olive Bay Boat Launch, and Stedman's Landing, and tested for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria. The results will be posted/linked on http://www.daphneal.com/428/Coastal-Water-Quality-Monitoring no later than two business days after being received, unless noted otherwise.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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