We made a stop in Savannah, Georgia, but I was not in any of the photos (ahem), so we’ll skip to some photos with me in them.
Here I am at the Tybee Island Lighthouse! In 1733, General James Ogelthorpe founded the colony of Georgia and directed that a lighthouse be built on Tybee Island. Building of the lighthouse was slow, so Ogelthorpe jailed the head carpenter and threatened to hang him. The carpenter’s crew begged for his life, promising they could finish the tower in 5 weeks. They ended up finishing it in 16 days.
See what good managers can accomplish? 🙂
The lighthouse that you see today, however, is not the original structure. Several towers before this one collapsed due to storms, or were set ablaze during the American Civil War. The design pattern on the lighthouse also changed many times.
The lighthouse can be seen up to 18 miles away thanks to its Fresnel lens, which magnifies a lamp bulb.
Look at me – I’ve got a GREAT idea!
And it is surrounded by oak trees! This sign says no climbing, but I am simply sitting, so it’s ok. 🙂