Cockspur Lighthouse relit after 98 years

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    After 98 years, the local Coast Guard Commander Rear Admiral David Kunkle flipped a switch at 7:23pm on Sunday, March 18, 2007 and lite the lighthouse Cockspur for the first time in 98 years.

    The lite is a solar powered and is not designed to be a functioning light house as Tybee but that's not the point. It is being done to draw attention to the fact this is a historic bit of architecture that has survived hurricanes and Yankee cannon fire. It's worth saving.

    This shot was taken from the SR80 (Tybee highway) side of Cockspur island out on the marsh flats with a 400mm IS lens mounted on a heavy tripod. We walked about 1000 yards out on the marsh mud and oyster shells and got as close to the water edge as we could. Waited nearly an hour knowing that the tide would high around 8 PM. It started coming in and actually surround the little high spot where we were standing. I was glade to see the lite for we didn't have much time to stay at 7:23 PM. Now we have mud shoes to clean.

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    1. Wally Murphy 86 months ago | reply

      Great picture. Read about it recently in the news. I have a picture of this lighthouse from a distance. You must of taken this picture from Fort Paulaski.

    2. Carrignafoy 86 months ago | reply

      Nice photo. Reminds me a bit of the Fastnet Rock in Southwest Ireland but there's more rock there - this one seems to be floating on water. Good job.

    3. . SantiMB . 86 months ago | reply

      Great shot and interesting explanation.

    4. Zweifelkeks (gone) [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

    5. Hot Flash Photography 86 months ago | reply

      Love lighthouses, this is a beauty. Thanks for sharing the history of the place as well.

    6. Je Répondrai 86 months ago | reply

      This is grrreat...

    7. casamelo 85 months ago | reply

      Yeah! Beautiful shot. Nice story. Well done!

    8. Vince Arno 79 months ago | reply

      Beautiful !!!!
      Je suis français et admin d'un groupe et nous aimerions beaucoup avoir ta photo. Nous t'accueillerons avec plaisir si tu veux devenir membre, des photos comme celle là nous aimons beaucoup.

    9. Pat McDonald 79 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful image ... almost magical in producing a "romantic" attitude ....

    10. Celticknight2 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Lighthouse Society, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. blueeyedctygirl 46 months ago | reply

      my husband in i where just in savannah and i wanted to go over to the lighthouse so bad.your photo is an awersome picture,i love lighthouses.

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