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On Saturday, October 14, 2000 we enjoyed a beautiful Fall day on Tybee Island, Georgia. After a refreshing hour or two at the beach we experienced Tybee Days, which included a tour of the Tybee Lighthouse and Colonial/Civil War encampments, plus food and entertainment. It was a perfect day to take pictures at the top of the lighthouse. Here is a photo journal of our day.

John & Melissa Schneider

1.   A very low tide

2.   One of the newer beach houses

3.   An assortment of shells

4.   Perfect vacation beach house

5.   Ogelthorpe directed Georgia's 1st lighthouse be built in 1730's

6.  3 keepers were assigned to it in 1867

7.   A re-enactment tent

8.   154 feet tall, a major aid to navigation

9.   A re-enactor from St. Augustine, FL

10.  A fabulous day to wander the grounds . . .

11.   . . . or to climb the 178 steps

12.   Melissa thinks she's glad she didn't live back then

13.   A 1000 watt electric bulb, visible for over 18 miles

14.   West-northwest toward Savannah

15.   Westerly toward Wilmington Island

16.  To the north across the Savannah River & into South Carolina

17.  Northeast across a low tide and into South Carolina

18.  Looking east across the Savannah River mouth

19.  Some older block structures of Fort Screven

20.  The modern condos for vacationers

21.   All its historic support buildings are intact

22.   Gun batteries from late 1800s across the street

23.   The Northbeach Grill is on the right w/ aqua trim

24.   South toward Tybee Beach and the Atlantic

25.  A gun emplacement below

26.  The north beach area of Tybee Island

27.  A freighter makes it way upriver to Savannah's ports

28.  1933 fuel converts from kerosene to electricity . . .

29.. . . and 3 keepers cut back to one  

30.  Geo Jackson, the sole & last keeper till his death in 1947

31. More buildings of old Ft. Screven

32.  SSE towards the main beach area

33.  Looking South

34.   A couple of looks to the . . .

35.   . . . West toward Savannah.

36.   Hilton Head on the horizon

37.   Hilton Head Island in the distance

38.   Walls of old Ft. Screven . . .

39.   . . . seen here . . .

40.   . . . in these pictures.

41.   About 154 feet down

42.   A "fixed light night signature" doesn't turn

43.   1857 displayed a second order lens, 8 feet high . . .

44.   9 feet high the 1st order lens shown on Oct 1, 1867

45.   One of 13 1st order lenses still used in the USA for navigation

Other Tybee Events:

Tybee Fest 2000
Tybee Arts Association 5th Annual Auction

46.   Black & white "day mark" are historic colors

47.   Georgia's oldest & tallest lighthouse

48.   Every few minutes the cannon fired


A Remarkable Time Tybee Fest 2000 5th Annual Art Auction Piece of the Sky Designs