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Cockspur Lighthouse- Tybee Island, Georgia USA
(My personal favorite lighthouse)

Situated on an islet off the southeastern tip of Cockspur Island marking the South Channel of the Savannah River, the Cockspur Lighthouse is stands twelve miles east of the port of Savannah. The islet, often covered by high tide, is comprised of oyster shells, and marsh grass. At the start of the American Civil War, the light was temporarily extinguished. On April 10, 1862, Union forces in eleven batteries stretching along the beach at Tybee Island, started a long range bombardment of Fort Pulaski. Thirty-six guns participated in a thirty-hour siege of the fort with the Cockspur Lighthouse in direct line of fire. Following the surrender of Fort Pulaski on April 11, 1862, the little beacon miraculously only suffered minor damage.
This structure was recently added to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Places in Peril List in hopes of bringing more attention to the threatened landmark.

Taken with a Kodak Easyshare

Featured in Historic Places, All About Lighthouses, All Things White

Comments

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    A lovely capture this is Laurie. I love the architecture on the lighthouses. :>)) Leslie

  • Thank You! So do I – I think they are one of the few beautiful, man-made objects. This is one is the smallest ones that I have seen and it is in the middle of a bay. You can almost get to it during low tide.

    – Laurie Perry

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Congratulations on your feature April 17th, 2011

  • Thank You!

    – Laurie Perry

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 3 years ago

  • Thank You!

    – Laurie Perry

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlabout 3 years ago

  • Thank You! :)

    – Laurie Perry

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature!

  • Thank You so much Deborah :)

    – Laurie Perry

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations placed in the Top Ten!!!
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  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 2 years ago


    8/28/12

  • Thank you!!

    – Laurie Perry

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notalmost 2 years ago

    ahh so this is what it looks like on a sunny day! I got to see this in a storm that was brewing!

  • It is truly beautiful! :)

    – Laurie Perry

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