Tour Historic Tybee Island Lighthouse

September 13th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Tybee Island LighthouseVisit Savannah and tour Georgia’s oldest and tallest coastal light. Tybee Island Lighthouse has guarded the mouth of the Savannah River since 1736 and is one of only seven surviving colonial-era lighthouses in the U.S.

The Tybee Light 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.

The iconic lighthouse has gone through a number of shapes, sizes and locations. It has been around long enough to have seen both the American Revolution and our Civil War. The iconic and historic tower has suffered at the hands of Confederate troops and high seas.

Through it all, the iconic, life-saving light has persevered, bouncing back time and again, bigger, stronger, better and still guiding ships safely to and from the mouth of the Savannah River. (more…)

On Your Marks for Savannah Bridge Run 2019!

November 17th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Bridge Run 2019Come challenge yourself at “the South’s toughest bridge race” – Savannah Bridge Run 2019. The annual race sees participants competing in 5K, 10K, and 15K road races across Savannah’s historic Talmadge Memorial Bridge. December 7th, 2019.

If the idea of running across Savannah’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge 1, 2, or even 3 times sounds fun then the annual Savannah Bridge Run is for you!

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a 1.4 mile long cable-stayed bridge that connects downtown Savannah to Hutchinson Island over the Savannah River. The iconic span offers runners a slight, 5.5% grade and takes them some 196 feet above the river.

Runners have the option to compete in one of three different events. (more…)

Fort Pulaski National Monument – Doorway To The Past

April 27th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski National Monument offers both a doorway to America’s Civil War past as well as a variety of fascinating nature trails.

Construction on Fort Pulaski began in the early 1820’s as protection for the Port of Savannah..  It is located on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River.

The imposing, five-sided, masonry battlement has massive, 7.5 foot thick walls. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski was a state of the art fortification with space for up to 146 cannons.

Military art was about to change, however, and Fort Pulaski was to be its proving ground. (more…)