Measuring in at 145 feet tall, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, on Tybee Island near Savannah, cuts an iconic figure.  Its light can be seen at sea from up to 24 miles away, but Georgians may soon be seeing it from all across the state.  State Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, earlier this year introduced a bill that would allow for specialty license plates carrying the image of the lighthouse to be created.  Now the Tybee Island Historical Society is searching for the perfect image of the beloved lighthouse to go on the plates, which could be available next year – with the $10 of the specialty tag fee going to help fund the Historical Society, which cares for the lighthouse.  If 1,000 drivers pre-order the plate by Dec. 31 the bill will advance and plates will go into production.


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