Tybee Island Light

Tybee Island Light

J. Wallace
Tybee Island, located near Savannah, has long required a marker. In fact, by the Revolutionary War, the site had already been marked with two beacons previously. The tower built in 1773, the third one at the site, is still present today. During the Civil War, however, the tower was burned and the top 40 feet had to be removed. The reconstruction, which added 94 feet of structure to the existing 60-foot tall stump, was not finished until 1867 due to a cholera outbreak. The structure was only lightly damaged in the Charleston Earthquake of 1886. In 1998, the tower was restored to its appearance between 1916 and 1964, one of six paint schemes unique to it. The facility is currently open to the public. #america #american #americana #attraction #automate #automated #automation #bay #beacon #boat #century #civil #destination #dixie #fresnel #georgia #history #house #lens #light #lighthouse #lightstation #marine #maritime #nautical #nineteenth #ocean #revolution #revolutionary #safe #safety #savannah #sea #ship #shipwreck #signal #sos #states #station #tourism #tourist #twentieth #united #victorian #war #water #wreck
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