The Waving Girl

The Waving Girl (HM2SX)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 1.646', W 80° 53.558'

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For 44 years, Florence Martus (1868-1943) lived on nearby Elba Island with her brother, the lighthouse keeper, and no ship arrived for Savannah or departed from 1887 to 1931 without her waving a handkerchief by day or a lantern by night. Throughout the years, the vessels in return watched for and saluted this quiet little woman. Few people ever met her yet she became the source of romantic legends when the story of her faithful greetings was told in ports all over the world. After her retirement the Propeller Club of Savannah, in honor of her seventieth birthday, sponsored a celebration on Cockspur Island. A Liberty ship, built in Savannah in 1943, was named for her.
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HM NumberHM2SX
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-65
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 510138 N 3543481
Decimal Degrees32.02743333, -80.89263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.646', W 80° 53.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 38.76" N, 80° 53' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30757 US-80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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