Combahee Bank Light

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Combahee Bank Light
Combahee Bank Light is located in South Carolina
Combahee Bank Light
Combahee Bank Light
Location South Carolina, US
Coordinates 32°28′N 80°26′W / 32.467°N 80.433°W / 32.467; -80.433Coordinates: 32°28′N 80°26′W / 32.467°N 80.433°W / 32.467; -80.433
Year first constructed 1868
Deactivated ca. 1876
Construction Screwpile
Tower shape Cottage
ARLHS number USA-1162

The Combahee Bank Lighthouse is a former lighthouse in St. Helena Sound on the border of Beaufort and Colleton Counties in South Carolina. It was built in 1868 and abandoned around 1876.[1]

The lighthouse was a cottage-style screwpile lighthouse that was built to warn of shoals. It was near the location of the current automated light, which is on a dolphin.[1][2]

In 1902, a daymark was put on the old structure. Due to settling, the daymark was replaced with a lighted buoy in 1913. Most of the old structure was removed in 1925 by a buoy tender's derrick.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Clary, Margie Willis, The Beacons of South Carolina, Sandlapper Publishing Co., Inc., Orangeburg, SC, 2005, pp. 102-103, ISBN 0-87844-176-X.
  2. ^ Light List, Volume III, Atlantic Coast, Little River, South Carolina to Econfina River, Florida (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2007.