Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cockspur Island Lighthouse
Erected 2011 by The Georgia Historical Society and Friends of The Cockspur Island Lighthouse. (Marker Number 25-41.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 1.653′ N, 80° 53.557′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Touch for map. Marker can be reached from Islands Expressway (U.S. 80), on the left when traveling east. At Fort Pulaski National Monument, Visitors Center. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Waving Girl (a few steps from this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley (1703-1791) (a few steps from this marker); History of Emancipation: (within shouting distance of this marker); Quest for Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Immortal Six Hundred (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (about 300 feet away); A Changing Landscape (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Regarding Cockspur Island Lighthouse. The 46-foot-tall beacon marks the South Channel of the Savannah River. The light is surrounded by water at high tide, and can only be reached by boat. To get a closer look, the Light Overlook Trail is available near Fort Pulaski.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service - Cockspur Island Lighthouse. This first tower had a focal plane 25' above sea level. The beacon housed a fixed white light emanating from five lamps with 14" reflectors visible for nine miles... The lighthouse was in the line of fire between Union forces on Tybee island and Confederate forces in Fort Pulaski. During a 30-hour battel in April 1862, over 5,000 rounds of artillery were exchanged by the two sides, but the light survived unscathed... Mary Maher, the only woman (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Cockspur Island, GA. additional pictures. (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 8. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.