In honor of National Lighthouse Day on August 7th, we were invited by our partners at SeaPak, purveyors of delicious shrimp and seafood, to head south to tour one of Georgia’s historical gems, the St. Simons Island Lighthouse.
SeaPak supports the United States Lighthouse Society and their efforts to promote the importance of lighthouse education, preservation, and the coastal lifestyle. We’re thrilled to have accepted the invitation and happy to share with you what we learned during our visiting.
We entered the lighthouse through the attached museum. Formerly used as the keepers’ home, the lovely brick structure boasts a charming Gothic Revival-style roof and Italianate porch with bracketed cornice. Inside we found replicas of four living spaces that depicted the daily life of the lightkeeper and his wife as well as documents and artifacts from early settlers on St. Simons Island.
Here we climbed the 129 steps leading to the top of the lighthouse. Each stair landing provides a resting place and fun facts on the lighthouse.
At the top we were treated to clear, blue panoramic views of the island and neighboring Jekyll Island!
At night the lighthouse’s beams can be seen by incoming ships as far as 23 miles away.
Some of history’s greatest treasures are often times in plain sight. This trip was particularly important to our homeschooling family as it allowed the children to actively experience places they had only read about in history books.
We returned home to find a gift of food! Oh SeaPak knows the way to our hearts and stomach! The SeaPak New Lighthouse Selections are portions of plump, well seasoned shrimp that are super convenient for a quick, healthy meal. Download a generous coupon and try the SeaPak Lighthouse Selections for yourself! I’d love to hear what you think.
We are thankful for the efforts SeaPak has made to spread the good news about the historical importance lighthouse preservation. We too enjoy celebrating the coastal heritage of states across the United States especially our beloved homestate of Georgia.
This post was sponsored by SeaPak, however the thoughts within are exclusively my own.
What an amazing trip, Erika and perfect welcome home with the seafood! Happy weekend!
Can’t go wrong with gifts of food! Thanks Kristy! Happy Weekend to you as well!