Atlanta Architecture Info
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Official name: Tybee Island Light Station
Address
Meddin Drive
Tybee Island, Georgia
Photograph © Robin Weiner. Courtesy of U.S. Newswire
Basic Information
Type Lighthouse
Maximum height 154 feet/46 meters
More Information
  • 1736: The first lighthouse is erected on Tybee Island.
  • 1741: The lighthouse is destroyed by a storm.
  • 1742: The second Tybee Island lighthouse is erected.
  • 1772: The lighthouse is destroyed by a storm.
  • 1773: The current Tybee Island lighthouse is erected.
  • 1862: Confederate soldiers demolish the top third of the lighthouse.
  • 1867: The top of the lighthouse is rebuilt, and extended in height. Some consider this to be the fourth Tybee Island light house.
  • 1933 - The oil lamp is replaced by an electric lamp.
  • 9 March 2003: The lighthouse is refurbished as part of a project by local preservation groups sponsored by the Hampton Inn hotel chain.