Monthly Archives for 'February 2011'

Stories of Tybee Island in Fall: Haunted Lazaretto

Lazaretto was the colonial-era quarantine area for incoming ships, passengers and area residents who were believed to be ill. In 1767, 100 acres on Tybee Island’s extreme western tip were purchased to create the quarantine station by Josiah Tattnall*. Several hospitals … Continue reading

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Tybrisia Pier and Pavilion

The Tybrisia Pier and Pavilion was Tybee’s premier dance hall. “When big bands performed, soldiers could purchase tickets at a special price of fifty center each, with payment due the next payday. Soldiers who could not afford to pay the … Continue reading

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March 4-5: Mardi Gras Tybee Island

Lighthouse Inn’s beach house cottage is on the Mardi Gras parade route through north beach.  Friday 3/4/11 – Fantasy Masquerade Ball; Saturday 3/5/11 – Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party & Parade. Click here for schedule.

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