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Waterfront Getaway for Sale or Vacation Rental 14650 Commodore Avenue, Coden, AL Private Waterfront Retreat With over 3,700 feet along West Fowl River. 3 bed/3 bath, 20+acres For more info call Kenney-Moise, Inc. 251-344-0202  kenneymoise.com Vacation Rental  vrbo.com/241969 mobilerealtors.com/property/602627 Earn rental income on the cottage and still have plenty of room to build another waterfront home. Also perfect for a cotta ge development or family estate.  GHOSTS ON THE ISLAND Not surprising giving its long history, our Dauphin Island is home to a fair number of ghosts or at least ghost stories. Make sure your senses are highly tuned as you visit these spots across the Island. Indian Shell Mound Park – This ancient site of Native American winter harvesting and oyster roasts still retains its celebratory essence. Legend has it that late at night you can hear the voices of Indian maidens singing to the beat of tribal drums and flutes. Given the protective nature of the tribe’s warriors, its probably best to keep on walking rather than invite yourself to the party. Fort Gaines - Some suggest the fort is the most haunted spot on Dauphin Island. Visitors to the fort as well as employees tell tales of seeing ghosts of Confederate and Union soldiers wandering the grounds and standing watch on the walls. One of the most reported experiences is of a soldier who follows people around the grounds until they leave the fort. Many visitors to the Fort report hearing phantom foot steps and experiencing unnatural cold spots as well as seeing a woman in a long flowing skirt appear and then fade away. Other Island Spirits - Amongst the Goat Trees, a jilted bride who hung herself from one of the Oaks, wanders the grounds searching for her bridegroom. On the east end beach, a man dressed in military garb staring at the waves and sometimes drifting across the road into oncoming traffic. A young bride left alone on the island by her husband who never returned, wanders at night from Cadillac Square to the bay whistling for her love. Also in Cadillac Square, a woman who wears a bag tied over her head digging and looking for something. At Sand Island, a lighthouse keeper who fell to his death from a catwalk high above the floor who walks the island smoking his foul-smelling cigar. Sand Island Lighthouse - 1873. ALABAMA COASTING’S DAUPHIN ISLAND LIFE 2018 9