PHOTOGRAPHS OF OLD TYBEE ISLAND

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com G2467 Tybee Lighthouse, 1880's, Tybee Island

Tybee Island, GA is a barrier island 17 miles east of Savannah, GA. It’s name is derived from a Euchee Indian word for salt. Prior to English settlement, Tybee was visited by both French and Spanish explorers. Native Americans also came to the island to hunt and fish. In 1736, General James Oglethorpe, founder of the Savannah Colony, ordered a lighthouse to be built on Tybee. There has been a lighthouse on Tybee ever since that time. The current Tybee Lighthouse (a portion of which was built in 1773) is situated at the north end of the island and is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. Also located at the north end of Tybee was Fort Screven, one of the last Atlantic coastal forts.

G2467 - Tybee Lighthouse, 1880's, Tybee Island

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At the turn of the 20th century, Tybee became a popular resort with visitors traveling by train and later automobile to enjoy the beach and the entertainment at Tybrisa Pavilion. People today are still enjoying the quaint atmosphere of this beach community.

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com G25thumb.jpg Tybrisa Pavilion

See more Photographs of Old Tybee Island below. Click on photograph title for larger image.

G25 - Tybrisa Pavilion, c 1918, Tybee Island

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com G21 Tybee Island Hotel, Early 1900's

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com G78 Tybee Lighthouse, Early 1900's, Tybee Island

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com G652  Beach, Boardwalk, & Pavilion, 1950's, Tybee Island

G21 - Tybee Island Hotel, Early 1900's

G78 - Tybee Lighthouse, Early 1900's, Tybee Island

G652 - Beach, Boardwalk, & Pavilion, 1950's, Tybee Island

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com  G1553  Tybee Hotel & Pavilion, Early 1900's, Tybee Island

STEELE STUDIO Antiquepix.com G2937  Train arriving at Tybee Station, Early 1900's

  G1553 - Tybee Hotel & Pavilion, Early 1900's, Tybee Island

G2937 - - Train arriving at Tybee Station, Early 1900's

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