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TITLE: St Simon LH
SIZE: Standard
DESCRIPTION  St. Simon Lighthouse St. Simon Island, GA c1885. The first lighthouse was completed in 1810 and destroyed by the confederates in 1862. The present light is said to be haunted by the ghost of a keeper that was murdered by his assistant in 1880.
PUBLISHED BY: Leib Archives, East Berlin, PA
POSTCARD ID #: PC128105
Please order using this number: LHPC0009
 
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The first lighthouse at St. Simons was built in 1810, but was destroyed by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. the rebuilt lighthouse was completed in 1872. In march of 1880, Head Keeper Frederick Osborne was shot and killed during an altercation with an assistant. To this day, people claim to hear inexplicable footsteps in the tower. St. Simons Lighthouse was automated in 1953 and still serves as a U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.

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