Sapelo Island Lighthouse, 1820 & Oil House, 1890

The brick oil house seen below was restored, along with the lighthouse, in 1998. It stored the kerosene used to power the light; five gallons would usually keep it burning all night.

This is the second oldest surviving brick lighthouse in America and the oldest surviving construction of the great lighthouse architect Winslow Lewis.

National Register of Historic Places

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