Old Harbor Light

Old Harbor Light (HM349)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.764', W 81° 5.07'

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This beacon light was erected by the Federal government in 1858 as an aid to navigation of the Savannah River.

Standing 77 feet above the river level and illuminated by gas, it served for several years as a guide to vessels passing over the hulls of ships that the British scuttled in 1779 to close the harbor to the French naval forces. During the Siege of Savannah that year by the French and Americans, the warship Truite, commanded by the Count de Chastenet de Puysegur, shelled this area of Savannah from her anchorage in Back River opposite this point.

The development of this portion of Emmet Park as a garden area was a project of the Trustees Garden Club during the centennial year of the erection of the "Old Harbor Light."
HM NumberHM349
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-58
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 492025 N 3549239
Decimal Degrees32.07940000, -81.08450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.764', W 81° 5.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 45.84" N, 81° 5' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 E Broad St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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