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Sapelo Island Lighthouse

Jocelyn Hyers

Statesboro, United States

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Historic Sapelo Island Light Station

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SITE INFORMATION:
Location: SOUTH END SAPELO ISLAND (31.391°N -81.285°W)
State: GEORGIA
County: MCINTOSH
Nearest City: DARIEN
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Current Use: ESTUARINE SANCTUARY
Owner/Manager: GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Open to the Public? YES
National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #97000335
Name of Listing: SAPELO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

Year Station Established: 1820
Year Light First Lit: 1820
Date Deactivated: 1899-1998
Year Original Lens Installed: 1853
Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
Year Tower Constructed: 1877

Is the Light Operational? YES
Construction Materials: BRICK
Markings/Patterns: 6 RED AND WHITE BANDS
Shape: CONICAL
Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
Tower Height: 70
Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Height of Focal Plane: 79
Has tower been moved? NO
Modern Tower? YES
Type: WHITE IRON SKELETAL WITH CENTRAL COLUMN AND BLACK LANTERN
Tower Height: 25
Current Optic: REMOVED
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED 1902)
Other Structures: BRICK/MORTAR CISTERNS, REMAINS OF BRICK OIL HOUSE (1890)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  1. 1868 – Iron Beacon Constructed 660 Feet From Main Tower
  2. 1877 – Replaced
  3. 1905 – Still Standing
  4. 1940 – Skeletal Tower Dismantled & Moved To The Great Lakes
  5. 1997/98 – Under Restoration
  6. 1998 – Put Back In Operation

Reference info from the National Park Service website

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