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Name: Little Cumberland Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Brunswick, Georgia, United States

Location: North end of Little Cumberland Island.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
Little Cumberland Association

This lighthouse was damaged and darkened during the Civil War. It has been privately owned since the 1920s. It was bought in 1961 by the Little Cumberland Association. The association renovated the lighthouse in 1968 and relighted it briefly. The exterior was restored in 1994-95, and further renovations of the exterior were completed in 1998.

Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 71

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with black cast iron lantern.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1838

Date Present Tower Built: 1838

Date Deactivated: 1915

Optics: 1857: Third order Fresnel lens

Current Use: Privately owned.

Open To Public? no

The best way to view the lighthouse is by boat. Coastal Expeditions of Brunswick offers a 10-mile, 1 1/2 round trip cruise that includes the lighthouse. Call (912) 265-0392 for details.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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