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Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present

 
 
The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2022
1. The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present Marker
Inscription.  Following the War Between the States, the United States Lighthouse Service decided to rebuild the Tybee Island Lighthouse in 1866. Due to increased shipping activity in the South during Reconstruction, the Lighthouse Service reclassified the lighthouse as a "First Order” light, which needed a tower that was 150 above sea level for the nine-foot tall "First Order” lens. Since the lower 50 feet of the old 1773 lighthouse remained with its 12 foot thick walls, 95 feet of new tower were constructed using part of the old tower as its foundation. With the completion of the 145 foot tall First Order lighthouse in 1867, the Tybee Island Light Station took on a new importance as a major aid to navigation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 32° 1.342′ N, 80° 50.737′ W. Marker is on Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Meddin Drive south of Taylor Street, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Tybee Island Light Station & Museum. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Order Fresnel Lense (here, next to this marker); Life at the Tybee Island Light Station (here, next to this marker); The 3rd Tybee Lighthouse Survives Destruction (here, next to this marker); Journal of the Light-House Station (here, next to this marker); Who Controls the Tybee Lighthouse? (here, next to this marker); The 3rd Tybee Island Day Mark Lighthouse 1773-1861 • Damage to the 3rd Tybee Lighthouse 1861 (here, next to this marker); Lighting the Tybee Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Savannah River Light (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Also see . . .  Tybee Island Light Station & Museum. (Submitted on November 23, 2022.)
 
The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2022
2. The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present Marker
The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2022
3. The 4th Tybee Island Lighthouse 1867-Present Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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