St. Simons Lighthouse, 1872

St. SImons Island Lighthouse Light GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

The present lighthouse on St. Simons was built in 1872 by Charles Cluskey to replace James Gould’s octagonal tower of 1810. Confederate troops burned that structure to make coastal navigation more difficult for the Union navy. If you’ve never been, you should put it on your Georgia “bucket list” and make sure you climb the spiral staircase to the top for awesome views of the island and Atlantic Ocean. The keeper’s house is presently being renovated, but the lighthouse is still open.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Keeper's House Under Renovation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

National Register of Historic Places

Visit the website of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society for more information:

http://www.saintsimonslighthouse.org/

 

 

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