St. Simons Island Lighthouse
Brunswick, Georgia
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Updated in April 2012
Name: St Simons Island Lighthouse
Nearest City: Brunswick, Georgia
Location: 101 12th Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522 912-638-4666
Body of water: Saint Simons Sound & Atlantic Ocean
Style of lighthouse: Conical
Lens & Location: 3rd Order Fresnel Lens is in the lantern room
Other Lens:
Lighthouse Website: Coastal Georgia Historical Society
Groups to join:
Owned by: Coastal Georgia Historical Society
Managed by: St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
National Register of Historic Places: Since April 13, 1972
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: Yes

Other Lighthouse Information:
The St. Simons Island lighthouse is on the south end of St. Simons Island, near the Frederica River. The two story Victorian light keeper's residence, located at the base of the lighthouse, has been converted into a museum. For a fee one can tour the museum and climb to the top of the lighthouse. There are 129 cast iron spiral steps to the top. The light was turned off on September 27, 2009 until January 2010 for the extensive renovations. This was the first time the light has been off since World War II. The 3rd Order Fresnel Lens is still an active aid to navigation and is maintained by the United States Coast Guard.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
We enjoyed taking pictures of the St. Simons Island lighthouse during several hours of the day. It was nice shooting here in the morning, mid-day, and in the late afternoon for the sun to be in different locations in the sky. We love palm trees mainly because we don't see them that often. I like this vertical shot with the palm trees on either side of the lighthouse. The yard is kept up very nicely.

Photographed it: April 12, 2003 / April 20, 2007 / April 11, 2008

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Latitude: 31.13409 Longitude: -81.3936

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St. Simon's Island Lighthouse
Photo taken on April 11, 2008
St. Simon's Island Lighthouse
Photo taken on April 20, 2007
St. Simon's Island Lighthouse
Photo taken on April 20, 2007
St. Simon's Island Lighthouse
Photo taken on April 12, 2003
St. Simon's Island Lighthouse
Photo taken on April 12, 2003
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