Florence Martus Waving Girl Monument
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 31401
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Florence Martus, aka "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port of Savannah, Georgia, between 1887 and 1931.
Martus would wave a handkerchief by day and a lantern by night. According to legend, not a ship was missed in her forty-four years on watch.
On September 27, 1943 Liberty ship SS Florence Martus was named in her honor.
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A statue of Florence Martus by the sculptor Felix de Weldon has been erected in Morrell Park on the historic riverfront of Savannah.