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

Old Harbor Light

 
 
Old Harbor Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Old Harbor Light Marker
Inscription. This beacon light was erected by the Federal government in 1858 as an aid to navigation of the Savannah River.

Standing 77 feet above the river level and illuminated by gas, it served for several years as a guide to vessels passing over the hulls of ships that the British scuttled in 1779 to close the harbor to the French naval forces. During the Siege of Savannah that year by the French and Americans, the warship Truite, commanded by the Count de Chastenet de Puysegur, shelled this area of Savannah from her anchorage in Back River opposite this point.

The development of this portion of Emmet Park as a garden area was a project of the Trustees Garden Club during the centennial year of the erection of the “Old Harbor Light.”
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.764′ N, 81° 5.07′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Bay Street., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Between Hudson and East Broad Streets at Emmet Park. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Harbor Light image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Harbor Light
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Georgia Medical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); The Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lions Club of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crossing the Savannah (about 300 feet away); Ironclads and Gunboats of the Savannah River Squadron (about 300 feet away); New World Medical Plants (about 300 feet away); Native Americans on the Georgia Coast (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Savannah Harbor Light. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Beacon Range Light in Emmet Park. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Old Harbor Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
3. Old Harbor Light Marker
Old Harbor Light close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
4. Old Harbor Light close-up
Old Harbor Light image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934
5. Old Harbor Light
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,23-1
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Old Harbor Light image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
6. Old Harbor Light
Old Harbor Light image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
7. Old Harbor Light
Nearby Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
8. Nearby Anchor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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