Steadman’s Landing is a hidden GEM of the Eastern Shore, between Fairhope and Daphne in Montrose. It is a “Baldwin County Park” that gives the public access to the white sand beach of Mobile Bay. There is a small creek that runs down the bluff and into Mobile Bay. The County has added a ramp for handicapped access or strollers, that runs just above the creek and down to the beach.
Some History of the landing: 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 the 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 St. 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 a loaded car or cart was pulled by mule or ox.
Marcus Walker – Waters Edge Realty