Tybee Island Lighthouse
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Recognizing the importance of lighthouses, President George Washington signed an Act for the establishment and support of Lighthouses on August 7, 1789. The federal government assumed responsibility for all lighthouses in the United States. Secretary of Treasurer Alexander Hamilton oversaw the act.
Tybee Island Lighthouse.
Celebrate a lighthouse Christmas at Tybee Island Lighthouse, Dec 10 and Dec 17. Witness a spectacular view of Christmas lights from atop the lighthouse. Experience Christmas through the eyes of the last Lightkeeper and his family.The warm glow of candlelights and hot cider will remind you of the sweet simplicity of Christmas.
For more information, visit http://www.saintsimonslighthouse.org
Tybee Island Light Station
I bypassed Savannah and headed to the coast for a visit to the Tybee Island Light Station. Tybee Island is a quaint beach town with locally owned businesses and a peaceful shoreline.
Stairwell inside Tybee Island Light Station.
Built in 1867, the present-day lighthouse is the fourth lighthouse constructed. War and weather led to the demise of the previous lighthouses. The current lighthouse was constructed using part of the third lighthouse as its foundation.
View of the coast.
Along with the lighthouse there are several dwellings that offer insight into the lives of lightkeepers. Visit the homes of lightkeepers and see how they lived. Watch a short film and view signage with detailed information on the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Enjoy a breathtaking view from the lighthouse to complete your visit.
America’s Atlantic Coast Lighthouses by Jeremy D’Entremont
Outside Comfort Suites.
It’s been a while since I’ve stayed at the Comfort Suites. I used to routinely stay at Choice hotels when visiting Orlando and South Florida. Since each property is individually owned, I’ve been disappointed in the inconsistent quality at other properties in the past.
However, I stayed recently at the Comfort Suites in Port Wentworth because of the value and their Trip Advisor’s certificate of excellence. No disappointments here.
All set for a good night’s sleep.
The staff and accommodations are superb. I had a suite with two double beds, flat screen tv, microwave, mini fridge, free parking and free wi-fi. The room was beautifully furnished with a pleasant sitting area. Breakfast is complimentary and there are restaurants and shopping nearby.
Relax after a day sightseeing in Savannah.
In the entrance way you’ll find a fireplace. There is also a small indoor pool with a jacuzzi. Outside a water fountain with dolphins greet you upon entering the property.
Fireplace adds a warm touch to the hallway.
The hotel is a good 20 minutes from Savannah without traffic. This is a busy area with lots of congestion but the hotel is tucked away in a quiet enclave. I had a quiet room facing the parking lot. The staff takes pride in the hotel so it is well maintained.