Tybee Island Light Station . Georgia . Watercolor . 12" x 16"
... a lighthouse on Tybee dates back a long way... the first tower was completed in 1736, but collapsed in a 1741 storm.
A second structure was built which lasted until threatened by the encroaching Atlantic Ocean and replaced by a third in 1773.
Following that, there are then several additional iterations to the tower... the current structure being an amalgamation of 60 feet of the 1773 base,
with a newer upper construction, completed in 1867. This current Tybee Lighthouse has worn at least six different versions of it's
black & white paint job since 1867... this is how it looks in 2007.