Lighthouses make pretty and inspirational holiday decorations. When one is a replica of an actual beacon, like this Tybee Island Lighthouse Christmas Ornament, it’s even better.
The famous Tybee Island Light Station stands on a barrier island at the entrance to the Savannah River, and has quite a history. The widely recognized black and white tower is actually in its fourth incarnation since 1786. The top part of the third tower burned during the Civil War. The one we see today was built as an extension of what was left, and was first lit in 1867. Keepers houses were built in the 1880’s, and were used until 1972, when the beacon was automated.
The Tybee Island Light remains an active aid to navigation today. The grounds, tower, and auxiliary buildings are all open to the public, and the area is well worth a visit.
This brass Tybee Island Lighthouse Christmas Ornament is 3″ tall, and shows the light station as it is today. It’s a nautical Christmas ornament with a lot of meaning.
Hang one on your tree this year and add a bit of lighthouse inspiration and American history to your holiday decor.Buy Now