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The Lighthouse History

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

 

 

 

Keeping the Watch

Under the watchful eye of Light Station Keeper Cullen Chambers and his staff, The Tybee Island Light Station stands as one of North America's most beautifully renovated Light Stations. A must see for everyone.


The First Tybee Lighthouse

The Second Tybee Lighthouse

The Third Tybee Lighthouse

The Fourth Tybee Lighthouse

 

 

 

 


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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