31 Places to Visit in Low Country SC and Coastal GA-Cockspur Island
You have probably never heard of Cockspur Island. It is a small island that sits in between Savannah and Tybee Island. It is actually where Fort Pulaski is located. For today’s 31 places to visit in Low Country SC and Coastal GA I’m talking about this small but important island.
Cockspur Island marksthe South Channel of the Savannah River and the Cockspur Island lighthouse is 12 miles east of the port of Savannah. The lighthouse is no longer in use but stands as a historical beacon. Cockspur Island is also the home of Fort Pulaski, a civil war fort. During the civil war the lighthouse saw little damage. Theories are that to effectively hit the Fort walls approximately 1,500 yards away, the Union had to fire shots at a high angle passing over the tower. Also the short duration of the battle could have played a role. Due to ongoing preservation efforts the lighthouse is no longer accessible to the public.
See more about the island’s history on the National Park Service website.
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