Cockspur Island Light was originally built in the 1830's as a daymarker for the South Channel of the Savannah River. It wasn't lit as a lighthouse for nearly another decade. The original light was damaged in a hurricane in 1854 and was rebuilt the following year. The historic light standing in the marshy waters between Savannah and Tybee Island is still the light built in 1855!
It hasn't been in use as a beacon since 1909 but was re-lit for its historical value in 2007.
Lit or not, it's a gorgeous piece of Georgia's coastal history!
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December 12th, 2015
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