It's all in the difference

There are no two lighthouses that are the same. Every lighthouse was built specifically for the location it stands on. This location provides ships the clearest message possible about a particular geographic area.

Lighthouses come in different sizes, shapes, colors and materials. Some lighthouses are tall, short, stand alone, are built on top of a house, are square, round, or even octagon shaped.




Day Marks

All lighthouses have what is called a day mark and night signature. The day mark, also known as color scheme or paint pattern, is used so that in the day time ships can tell one lighthouse from another. To identify a lighthouse at night ships use the night signature, also known as the light pattern.



Click on a lighthouse above, to view a photograph of the lighthouse with the Day Mark of your choice.



Tybee Island Light Station, PO Box 366 Tybee Island, GA 31328 - Phone: (912) 786-5801 Fax: (912) 786-6538
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