This Georgia coast greeting card features Cockspur Island Light - Georgia's smallest lighthouse. The history of a light at this location goes back to a brick daymarker built in the 1830's. Although not the first lighthouse on Cockspur Island, the current structure dates to 1855 and miraculously survived the bombardment of nearby Fort Pulaski in 1862. Its years as an active aid to navigation ended in 1909 when traffic to the port of Savannah shifted to the north channel which could handle larger ships. In recent years, the light has been the subject of restoration efforts and was re-lit in 2007. There was originally a keeper's cottage at Cockspur Island Lighthouse but it was lost long ago.
This is not my first artwork featuring Cockspur Island light. It's such a pretty subject that it's difficult not to revisit it and I had imagined it on a starry night on the Georgia Coast and that's how I depicted it. The skies above are a wash with the milky way and there's a warm happy glow from the lantern of the lighthouse as well as the windows suggesting long ago times when the lighthouse was manned. Maybe the ghosts of the past are keeping the lights on?
When I see this scene, I can hear the sounds of the night and it feels magical. How about you? What attracts you to the image on this Georgia coast greeting card? Are you a lighthouse lover in general or do you have a fondness for this wee lighthouse specifically?
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️
Alison - Doraville, GA
The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!
Beverly - Dalton, GA
This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
Betsy - Gainesville, GA
She Loves It!
My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
Thank you so much!
Micah - Rocky Point, NC
About Greeting Cards
Greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. Each card comes with a white envelope.
These greeting cards may be ordered as a single card or in packs of 10 or 25 cards. If you would like to order cards in greater quantities or with other customization, send me a message.