Unfortunately, the first lighthouse built was destroyed during the Civil War. However, the construction of a second lighthouse was completed in 1872 just west of the original. The lighthouse keeper's dwelling is a unique Victorian design with strong architectural details. Today, with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the light continues as an Aid to Navigation, shining seaward every night and during inclement weather. The lighthouse is part of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.