The most famous person associated with this lighthouse is Florence Martus, sister of George Washington Martus who was the keeper of the lighthouse in the 1880's. You probably know her as the "Waving Girl" who greeted each ship coming into the Savannah River near her home. She is so well known to sailors that the US named a Liberty Ship in her honor and Savannah citizens dedicated a waterfront statute depicting her waving a towel at a passing ship. .
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