Sand Island Lighthouse http://apr.org en Hurricane Isaac Washed Away Alabama's Sand Island http://apr.org/post/hurricane-isaac-washed-away-alabamas-sand-island <P>Sand Island along the Alabama coast has disappeared beneath the waves.</P> <P>The Sand Island Lighthouse is still standing alone in the water. But the island that was rebuilt by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers last year got eroded by Hurricane Isaac. The Press -Register (bit.ly/QihAeI) reports that parts of the island are a foot under water.</P> <P>A coastal engineer with the University of South Alabama, Scott Douglass, says sand that normally flows from east to west along the Gulf coast gets interrupted by the Mobile ship channel. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:21:54 +0000 The Associated Press 17946 at http://apr.org Hurricane Isaac Washed Away Alabama's Sand Island