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St. Simons Island and Lighthouse
October 22, 2014
and a flashback to May 21, 2010

St. Simons is a census-designated place (CDP) located on St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Both the community and the island are commonly considered to be one location, known simply as "St. Simons Island", or locally as "The Island". St. Simons is part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

St. Simons Island is one of Georgia's renowned Golden Isles (along with Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and privately owned Little St. Simons Island). It is also the largest of the Golden Isles. After being cultivated by English colonists for rice and cotton plantations worked by large populations of African slaves, who created the unique Gullah culture, the island since the early 20th century has been developed as a resort community. Much of the island remains marsh or woodland. It has many seasonal residents, as well as a steady base of year-round residents.

The primary mode of travel to the island is by automobile via F.J. Torras Causeway. Also, Malcolm McKinnon Airport (IATA: SSI) is located on the island.

welcome to St. Simons Island Georgia sign St Simons pier village sign
Neptune Park Public Beach Access sign
Neptune Park Public Beach pier
big sandwich

The two RV Gypsies at at Brogen's. They had a simple menu: mostly wings, salads, sandwiches, and a full bar. Karen's drink was very weak. The food was just OK.

Brogen's Restaurant on St. Simons Island
Lee Duquette at Brogen's
Karen Duquette at Brogen's
Karen Duquette at Brogen's

Lunch time view from Brogen's

Lunch time view from Brogen's
Lunch time view from Brogen's

interesting walkway

a big live oak tree

interesting walkway
a big live oak tree
ocean waves divider bar
bird sign
flowers and berries
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The two RV Gypsies took a walk on the beach. Karen waded through the water, but as usual, Lee did not. There was beach on both sides of the strip of water as shown below, so Lee walked until there was no more water to get to the beach part on the far side of the water. (see photos below)

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the beach

laughing clipart dudeA Halloween tree on the beach

A Halloween tree on the beach

There wee lots of birds on the beach. When the two RV Gypsies got too close to them, they flew away, but they flew in a big circle around the two RV Gypsies, then landed on the beach once again. The two RV Gypsies thought it was fun to watch the birds.

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the ocean and birds
the ocean and birds
the ocean and birds
the ocean and birds

St. Simons Island Light Station is a lighthouse near the entrance to St. Simons Sound in United States Coast Guard District number 7. It is 104-feet tall and uses a third order fresnel lens. The light keeper's residence is a two-story Victorian brick structure.

The original octagonal lighthouse was established in 1811, but destroyed in 1861 during the Civil War by Confederate forces to prevent its use by Union forces. A replacement was completed in 1872, electrified in 1934, automated in 1954, and is still operational.

The current structure is an active lighthouse for navigational purposes and a museum. It is on lease from the United States Coast Guard to the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and is open to the public.

sign - Historic St. Simons Island Light Station
sign - Keepers of the light
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in the USA State of Georgia
October 19-22, 2014
You may visit these seven (7) sections in any order.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Cockspur Island Lighthouse

Historical Plaques, Monuments, and more Georgia history

Savannah 2014 & 2010

Tybee Island Lighthouse & beach

Jekyll Island 2014 & 2010

St. Simon Island  and Lighthouse

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