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. RCGG Low Country SC and Coastal GA

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 UnionĀ  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.

Would you like to see my posts as they are posted? Sign up for my email list in my right side bar or in my newsletter tab!
Do you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram? This way you can keep up on all the random crafty fun! Be sure to use the hashtag #randomcraftylife because I love seeing what you are up to! Have you joined the Random Crafty Georgia Girl Community Facebook group? Get behind the scenes of what goes on in the RCGG life! There’s also games, weekly discussion threads, and some show and tell!

Save

This entry was posted in Low Country SC and Coastal GA, Savannah, Travel, Write 31 Days. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply