Castle Pinckney Light
Castle Pinckney from an 1861 illustration in Frank Leslie's Weekly
|Location||Shutes' Folly Island, Charleston County, South Carolina|
|Year first constructed||1855|
|Focal height||50 feet (15 m) (1855)|
|Original lens||5th order Fresnel lens (1855)|
In 1878, Castle Pinckney was transferred to the Lighthouse Board for use as a lighthouse depot for the Sixth District. A new lighthouse was constructed in 1880. A third lighthouse was constructed in 1890, and it was made a lighthouse station.
In 1916, the lighthouse depot was moved to Tradd Street in Charleston. The lighthouse station was deactivated in 1917, and Castle Pinckney was transferred to the War Department for a time.
- Clary, Margie Willis, The Beacons of South Carolina, Sandlapper Publishing Co., Inc., Orangeburg, SC, 2005, pp. xii-xiii, 101-102, ISBN 0-87844-176-X.
- "History of Castle Pinckney". South Carolina State Port Authority. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- "Castle Pinckney National Monument". Glimpses of Historical Areas East of the Mississippi River. U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- "Castle Pinckney Light". Lighthouse Depot. Retrieved 2008-08-09.