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.