St. Simons Island Lighthouse, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 31° 08.055 W 081° 23.597
17R E 462507 N 3444546
Quick Description: This is the 2nd lighthouse on St. Simons Island. It was built in 1872 and is 104 ft. tall. The passport cancelation station is in the visitor center / gift shop adjacent to the lighthouse at 610 Beachview Dr., St Simons, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2013 12:04:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMGN72
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 11

Long Description:

The first lighthouse on St. Simons was built in 1810 on 4 acres of land donated by plantation owner John Couper. The lighthouse was 85 feet tall and had an oil lamp. The first lighthouse was destroyed by confederate troops during the Civil War when they evacuated the island in 1862.

The second lighthouse and keeps house was constructed in 1872. The tower is 104 feet tall and has a third order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was fully automated in 1953. In 2004 the lighthouse was deed to the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. The US Coast Auxiliary maintains the lantern while the Society maintains the structure.

A self-guided tour of the keeper’s house and the lighthouse tower is available. Tickets can be purchased inside the gift shop. This is also the passport cancelation station.

The Georgia Historical Society A.W. Jones Heritage Center 610 Beachview Dr. St Simons, GA.

Lighthouse Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Please include the following with your submission of a visit:

  1. Photograph of the passport stamp. Over time, passport stamps change, some are dated, and let’s face it, this is the purpose of the waymark.
  2. Area photograph of location. Try to make it from a new angle to show something new. Pictures can include interaction, as that is encouraged, but should be done so with the thought of inspiring further visitation of the area. No GPSr Pictures, unless there is something significant to show about the coordinates.
  3. Short narrative. Tell of your visit, share something new, add new visiting hours or anything that would be nice to know when visiting the location.

Finally, please add a visit if you go to the area and find the passport stamp is missing. Please add details, such as, they expect a new passport stamp and when, or the like. If the passport stamp has moved, please log a visit, and waymark the new location. (Old locations will not be archived. You never know when they might move the passport stamp back to the original waymark. This is where the visits come in handy.)

Please do not add a visit if you go to the location and the passport stamp is inaccessible because the passport stamp has moved to another location or where it is housed is closed. This category is about the passport stamp. You may be able to post a log about a lighthouse and not go inside, but you can not log a passport stamp without gaining the passport stamp.

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