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SAPELO ISLAND LIGHT

State: GEORGIA
Location: SOUTH END SAPELO ISLAND
Nearest City: DARIEN
County: MCINTOSH
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1820



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1820
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1899-1998
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • 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
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1853
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 79
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1877
  • Type: WHITE IRON SKELETAL W/CENTRAL COLUMN AND BLACK LANTERN
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • 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)

Current Use: ESTUARINE SANCTUARY

Owner/Manager: GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #97000335
Name of Listing: SAPELO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
IRON BEACON CONSTRUCTED 660 FEET FROM MAIN TOWER IN 1868, REPLACED IN 1877, STILL STANDING; 1905 SKELETAL TOWER DISMANTLED IN 1940 AND MOVED TO THE GREAT LAKES; UNDER RESTORATION 1997/98; PUT BACK IN OPERATION IN 1998



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