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Cockspur Light ... A Place in Peril

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:53 am


From The Savannah Morning News

A landmark in the south channel of the Savannah River since the 1840s, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse has been placed on the 2008 list of 10 Places in Peril by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

"We must never forget that once a historic place is gone, it's gone forever," said Greg Paxton, president and CEO of the trust, which announced the list Wednesday.

The 46-foot-high brick lighthouse withstood the fierce cannonade in 1862 that climaxed with the Confederate surrender of Fort Pulaski to Union forces.

But it now faces a much stronger opponent - the tides that have gradually eroded the tiny islet on which the lighthouse sits.

At high tide, the islet is completely under water. At low tide, the old wooden timbers supporting it are exposed.

For more information on the list of places in peril, go to www.georgiatrust.org/preservation_resources/pip2008.htm
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:54 am


Shipworms attack foundation ... From Connect Savannah Online

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