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Waving Girl

  • River St. near E. Broad Ramp Map It
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  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 07/23/2015

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This statue at River Street and East Broad Ramp is a beloved symbol of Savannah's Southern hospitality. It commemorates Florence Martus, a sister to the lighthouse keeper, who waved to ships in Savannah's port for more than 44 years. She would wave a white towel and, when young, always had her dog by her side. Late in her life, locals threw her a huge birthday party at Fort Pulaski with more than 5,000 guests. Despite having welcomed so many sailors to port, she died without ever having been wed.

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River St. near E. Broad Ramp, Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

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Published 07/23/2015


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