Tybee Island Lighthouse United States of America

For a journey back to colonial America, visit the Tybee Island Light. The Tybee Island Light is a tall lighthouse that has been remade four times. The first lighthouse, made of wood, was created in 1736, but destroyed by a storm. The next recreations were made of stone and wood, but natural evolution of the shoreline ended up destroying the tower. A third lighthouse made of brick was burned down by Confederate forces during the Civil War, and the lens was stolen and taken to Confederate territory. The current tower has survived a hurricane and an earthquake. This site is truly a testament to the variety of dangers that a historical site can face. Today, the 18th century tower is automated and restored for modern visitors from all over the world.

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Location

30 Meddin St, Tybee Island, Georgia

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