The Historic St Simons Light Station

The Historic St Simons Light Station (HM8PY)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 8.036', W 81° 23.618'

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Surley the most important aspect ofthe lighthouse to the mariner is the lightthat emanates from the tower. The tall, whitebeacon also serves as a day-mark. The light,a 1,000 watt electric bulb, is reflected by afixed 3rd Order Fresnel Lens manufactured by L. Sautier of Paris. Fourflash panels, mounted around a fixed lens, revolve around the bulb flashing one beam per minute. The beam projects out 23 miles,limited by the curvature of the earth.
Today, our lighthouse is under thejurisdiction and care of the United StatesCoast Guard, Aids to Navigation,JacksonvilleBeach, Florida. The preservation of the historic structure on this site is the responsibility of the Coastal GeorgiaHistorical Society.
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HM NumberHM8PY
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Placed ByCoastal Georgia Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462473 N 3444511
Decimal Degrees31.13393333, -81.39363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.036', W 81° 23.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 2.16" N, 81° 23' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 12th St, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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