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The view of the old Chalreston Harbor lightouse, also known as the Morris Island Lighthouse, taken from Folly Beach, SC. This current old relic stands guard in the harbor, on what is left of a formidable island of some many years ago. Old photos show three story keepers quarters with four chimneys and several out buildings. As one can see the island is now completely gone as are, of course, all the dwellings. Built in 1876, this tower is 155 feet above sea level and was originally painted like the Bodie Island Light in North Carolina.... that is with black and white bands.
Unbelievably, this light withstood hurricanes and even an earthquake. But erosion was its worst enemy and finally in the early sixties it was put to rest. The new light was built as a replacement in 1962 north of this site on Sullivans Island. Visitors can view both lights from south of Charleston harbor.
March 16th, 2013
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