My family thinks I am crazy for wanting to see all the lighthouses in the world. I am so fascinated by the lighthouses. They are built in different shapes, colors and sizes. I have driven many miles to see some old lighthouses which are not operating.
The first one I am going to share with you is in Tybee Island, Georgia. We had planned a trip to Savannah, Georgia. This small island is off of Savannah. I dragged my family saying that Tybee island is beautiful so that I could see this one lighthouse. Except for this beautiful lighthouse, the small island has nothing to offer. It was a feast to me but disappointment to my family. I am giving the history taken from the net. The picture was taken by me. I am the photographer in my family.
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).
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.