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St. Simons Island Light
St. Simons Island, Georgia

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General Information
Date Established: 1810
Date Present Tower Built: 1872
Date Automated: 1954
Height of Tower: 104 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 106 ft.

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Open to Public?: Yes

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Description
Original tower built in 1810 was destroyed during the Civil War. The current tower and keeper's cottage was built in 1872.

The lighthouse countines under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard who check the light and lens routinely. In 1984, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society signed a lease with the Coast Guard to allow visitors to climb to the top as part of their tour. With this lease, the Society assumed the responsiblitity for the care and maintenance of the lighthouse, while the Coast Guard continues to maintain the operational light with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.


Submitted by: MichaelT Date of last review: Wed Sep 6, 2006 Views: 4823

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ericlighthouse

Joined: 23 Aug 2006
Posts: 108
Review Date: Wed Sep 6, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: You can climb it.
Cons: None.

Even though it is on an island, you can drive to it.
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