"Tybee Island Light" original acrylic painting 20" x 16", framed, free shipping
"Tybee Island Light" original acrylic painting 20" x 16", framed, free shipping

"Tybee Island Light" original acrylic painting 20" x 16", framed, free shipping

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This painting is on 3/4" canvas, coated with several coats of satin acrylic varnish and set in a simple black wood floater frame so it is ready to hang. There are an incredible amount of details painted into the grass, dunes and sand with lots of color variations. Tybee Island's Lighthouse is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. First built in 1732-1736 and currently standing at 145'. The original structure was destroyed by a storm in 1741 and rebuilt the following year. This second tower was swept away by tides and erosion and a third was erected in it's place in 1773. During the Civil War Confederate forces burned the lighthouse! The fourth establishment was begun in 1866 and delayed a bit by a cholera outbreak! When it was finally finished it was elevated to it's current height. The light was again severely impacted by a hurricane in 1871!In 1999 it began a major restoration project and today it's still functioning and you can climb all 178 steps to the top!
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