December 22nd, 2017 by Corey Edwards
Come to Savannah and discover Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, one of only seven surviving colonial-era lighthouses in the country. Tybee Island Lighthouse has guarded the mouth of the Savannah River in one form or another since 1736.
Tybee Island Lighthouse has a storied history, to say the least. It made its first appearance when Georgia was still just a colony, not a state. This first incarnation was just a 90-foot tall day marker constructed of wood and brick- no light. A stark contrast to the 145-foot tall, black and white tower we know today. (more…)