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ST. SIMONS ISLAND LIGHT

State: GEORGIA
Location: ST. SIMONS SOUND
Nearest City: BRUNSWICK
County: GLYNN
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1811


St. Simons Island Light
Photo courtesy of Frank Strumfa,
Coastal Georgia Historical Society
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: TABBY
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 104
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1872
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1872
  • Height of Focal Plane: 106
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1810
  • Description: TABBY OCTAGONAL
  • Fate/Disposition: BLOWN UP BY CONFEDERATE FORCES, 1861
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1890), ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, GAZEBO

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: COASTAL GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #72000386
Name of Listing: ST. SIMONS LIGHTHOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS' BLDG
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous: TRANSFERRED TO THE COASTAL GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN 2004 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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