Bulls Bay Light

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Bulls Bay Light
Location Bulls Island, Charleston County, South Carolina
Year first constructed

1852 Original

1900 Second
Deactivated 1913
Construction Black lantern on keeper's house
Height 35 feet (11 m) Original
Focal height 44 feet (13 m) Original
Original lens 4th order Fresnel lens
ARLHS number USA-1168

The Bulls Bay Lighthouse is a former lighthouse on Bulls Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. Its first lighthouse was built in 1852. After it was destroyed in 1897, a new light was built in 1900. It was deactivated in 1913.[1]

Bulls Island is a barrier island that is part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. It can be reached by private ferry from Awendaw, South Carolina.

The original lighthouse had its lantern mounted on top of the lightkeeper's brick house. This was destroyed in 1897. It was replaced in 1900 with a metal skeletal tower. The light station was deactivated in 1913.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clary, Margie Willis, The Beacons of South Carolina, Sandlapper Publishing Co., Inc., Orangeburg, SC, 2005, pp. 99-100, ISBN 0-87844-176-X.