COCKSPUR ISLAND

Year Established:
1849
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SAVANNAH RIVER N. OF TYBEE ISLAND
Latitude:
32° 01.21'
Longitude:
80° 52.46'
City / Town:
TYBEE ISLAND
U.S. State:
Georgia
Location County:
CHATHAM
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. COCKSPUR ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1909
Year Tower Established:
1857
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
OYSTER SHELL
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
22
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
20
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1906
Keeper's Quarters Style:
CONVERTED DWELLING ON TOP OF FORT PULASKI
Other Structures:
1848: ORIGINAL KEEPER DWELLING, ONE-STORY BUILDING ON WOODEN FOUNDATION, DESTROYED BY HURRICANE IN 1881. KEEPERS TEMPORARILY ACCOMMODATED IN FORT

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
REMOVED
Original Optic Type:
6th ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1857
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017