Tybee Island Lighthouse #ThursdayDoors

I know it’s hard to see, but there ARE doors in these pictures. We got to the beautiful Tybee Island lighthouse as the day was fading, and I can’t fiddle the pictures to bring out the buildings without losing that fabulous sky.

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Tybee Island, Georgia, just off the coast of Savannah, is one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. We didn’t even begin to explore its beauty, but this was a pretty good start!

The Discover Tybee Island website says:

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

This post is part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Hop over and see his post, then click on the froggy link to add your own entry and/or see doors from around the world!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What is your main character’s favorite place he or she has ever visited?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Tybee Island Lighthouse #ThursdayDoors

  1. Jane

    April 14, 2016 at 11:20am

    The Lighthouse at Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built around 300-something BC, and lasted for approximately 1600 years until it was brought down by a series of earthquakes in the early 1300’s AD.

    Tybee’s lighthouse may not be quite so fabled, but it IS certainly something to be marveled at.

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  2. Norm 2.0

    April 14, 2016 at 3:48pm

    You’ll get my attention with a nice lighthouse every time.
    Good choice!

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      Marian Allen

      April 15, 2016 at 10:24am

      OF COURSE I read it! We didn’t even attempt to climb up. No desire to do it. I never understood the desire to climb up high so I could see where I OUGHT to be — the ground. I can see the ground much better when I’m standing on it. Statue of Liberty? I went to the Statue of Liberty so I could SEE the Statue of Liberty; how can I see it from inside it? Never mind that nonsense!

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      • Joey

        April 15, 2016 at 12:40pm

        Oh good. Yes, well I am not one to back down from an adventure, but I really think I’ve been to the top of ENOUGH lighthouses now!
        You make a valid point. I shall quote you.

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  3. Jesh StG

    April 15, 2016 at 5:33pm

    Beautiful views of the lighthouse, Marian! Had to smile reading above that you have no desire to climb towers – even when we came to the Eiffel tower, my daughter and I let hubby and son do the work while we snacked on some cookies:) But I do like to capture them with the camera:)

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      Marian Allen

      April 15, 2016 at 6:08pm

      Exactly, Jesh — stay below and take a picture of the pretty tower. After all, what goes up must come down — sometimes very, very fast!

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  4. janet

    April 15, 2016 at 7:57pm

    I’ve heard good things about Tybee Island. It may have to go on our “some day” list. 🙂


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  5. Jean Reinhardt

    April 16, 2016 at 2:10pm

    Lovely shots. So strange to see the lighthouse looming up behind the surrounding houses.

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      Marian Allen

      April 16, 2016 at 6:51pm

      I know what you mean about the strangeness, Jean! I always think of a lighthouse as being far out on a rocky point, but this one looked like it was just hanging’ around the ‘hood.

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