St Simons Lighthouse Museum

101 12th Street | St. Simons Island | 912-638-4666



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Voluntary Evacuations issued for St. Simons, Jekyll Island Due to Hurricane Matthew

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and the Glynn County Board of Commissioners issued a State of Emergency for Glynn County and 12 surrounding counties due to the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. Voluntary evacuations have been issued by officials for St. Simons, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island. The storm is expected to […]

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What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]