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Maps of Tybee Island
Check out our interactive online map of Tybee Island with information on local Tybee Island historic sites and monuments, including the infamous Tybee Island Lighthouse, Fort Screven, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Museum, and Cockspur Lighthouse. All recommended sites during your visit to the island.

Tybee Sailboating, Catamarans, and Watersports
Tybee's beaches are perfect for renting catamarans, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, boogie boards and windsurfing boards. Sailboat rides and lessons are also available. Also jet skiing and parasailing are a fun way to spend a day in the sun!

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Tybee Island Guide and Travel Information

Fort Screven, Tybee Island, GA
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In 1786, the Georgia Legislature approved the creation of a fort on Cockspur or Tybee Island to be named in honor of General James Screven, a Revolutionary War hero. The fort was never built by the state, but in 1808, the property fell under the jurisdiction of the Federal government as Fort Screven Reservation.

In 1855, the government approved building Fort Screven on the north end of Tybee to provide modern seacoast defense. Six poured-concrete, low-profile gun batteries (named for war heroes) and a minefield were ordered for Tybee along with hundreds of other military buildings. From 1897 to 1947, the fort was an integral part of America's Coastal Defense system. Troops stood guard on Tybee through the Spanish American War of 1898, World War I and World War II. In 1947, the Fort was closed and sold to the Town of Tybee and tourism returned as a major part of Tybee's history. By the 1950s many of the forts buildings had been converted for use by private owners.

Fort Screven Tybee Island In 1961, Battery Garland, the former gun battery and magazine for a 12 inch long-range gun, became the Tybee Island museum. A room that once stored six hundred pound projectiles and two hundred pound bags of gun powder, now hold the collections and exhibits of more than four hundred years of Tybee Island history.

Today, visitors marvel at the private residences nestled atop the fort's walls, the magnificent ocean and river views –- and the fort that played a role in so many phases of American history.

Battery Brumby, erected by Venerable Construction Company C. 1897-1898, was the first six gun emplacements at Fort Screven.

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