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The girl in the statue is Florence Margaret Martus who for forty-four years kept a vigil of the Savannah River, welcoming the ships to the port and waving them safely out to sea. She Humbly dedicated most of her life to this simple cause.
Summerlin, Lisa M., "Florence Margaret Martus (1868-1943) Savannah's Waving Girl" (1989). Savannah Biographies. 210.