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In 1944, Point Clear's Grand Hotel served as the base of operations for Operation Ivory Soap in World War II. In the Pacific Theater, the United States utilized the Leapfrogging (strategy) as a means of capturing islands held by the Japanese that were of strategic or tactical advantage. The Commander of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Henry "Hap" Arnold, understood the American planes needed mobile air depots to support their efforts in the Pacific. Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Thompson, oversaw Operation Ivory Soap from a Suite in the Grand Hotel. The Nineteenth Century Alabama Hotel housed soldiers and served as a maritime training facility training troops in skills including swimming, special calisthenics, marching, drill, navigation, ship identification, signaling, cargo handling, ship orientation, sail making and amphibious operations. The school produced 5000 trained Army seamen who took part in operations in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Guam. The training these troops received thanks to Operation Ivory Soap allowed the soldiers to help save countless lives and aircraft. The name "Ivory Soap" according to Col. Thompson was derived from the fact that like the experimental Aircraft Repair Units the military wanted to deploy, ivory soap floats. The Grand Hotel is still in operation on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay today.[


Sun Coast Energy strives to be Point Clear's #1 provider of heat and air services. Whether you need a new system, have a broken air conditioner, or want regular service from the best AC contractor in the business, Sun Coast Energy can meet your needs in Point Clear.

Point Clear has enjoyed steady, managed growth for many years. As the seat of Baldwin County (the second fastest growing county in the state), our residents enjoy many employment opportunities through local government, the county board of education, as well as legal and other professional offices, which support the county government.


If your AC stops working on a hot summer day, you’ll learn quickly that an efficient HVAC system is a necessity, not a luxury. Luckily, we offer fast and affordable heat and air repairs to Point Clear clients! Our expert repair technicians have the experience and products to fix your system quickly and affordably. We pride ourselves on embodying the spirit of Point Clear by working with integrity, treating our clients with respect, and getting the job done right the first time.


We hope you will enjoy Point Clear as much as we enjoy living here. We invite you to personally visit our city. While here, we hope you will stop by our City Hall, located in Downtown Point Clear, if you find yourself in need of any information or assistance.

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