List of lighthouses in South Carolina

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This is a list of lighthouses in South Carolina.

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Automated Year deactivated Current Lens Focal Height
Bloody Point Range Front Light N/A Daufuskie Island N/A 1883 Never 1922
(Preserved)
None Unknown
Bloody Point Range Rear Light N/A Daufuskie Island N/A 1883 (First)
1899 (Last)
Never 1922
(Removed)
None 081 81 ft (25 m)
(Original rear range)
Bulls Bay Light N/A Charleston County N/A 1852 (First)
1900 (Last)
Never 1913
(Destroyed)
None 044 44 ft (13 m)
(First lighthouse)
Cape Romain Light (Old) Cape Romain 1827 Lighthouse.jpg Cape Romain 33°01′06.6″N 79°22′26.6″W / 33.018500°N 79.374056°W / 33.018500; -79.374056 1827 Never 1858 None 088 88 ft (27 m)
Cape Romain Light (New) Cape Romain 1857 Lighthouse.jpg Cape Romain 33°01′08″N 79°22′25″W / 33.01889°N 79.37361°W / 33.01889; -79.37361 1858 1937 1947 None 161 161 ft (49 m)
Castle Pinckney Light Castle Pinckney - showing early light beacon.jpg Charleston County 32°46′25.1″N 79°54′39.6″W / 32.773639°N 79.911000°W / 32.773639; -79.911000 1855 (First)
1890 (Last)
Never 1917
(Destroyed by 1938)
None 050 50 ft (15 m)
Charleston Light Charleston Light 1962.jpg Sullivan's Island 32°45′28.5″N 79°50′35.7″W / 32.757917°N 79.843250°W / 32.757917; -79.843250 1962 1975 Active DCB-24 163 163 ft (50 m)
Combahee Bank Light N/A Saint Helena Sound 32°28′N 80°26′W / 32.467°N 80.433°W / 32.467; -80.433 1868 Never 1876
(Removed in 1925)
None Unknown
Fort Ripley Shoal Light Charleston 32°45′58″N 79°54′07″W / 32.766°N 79.902°W / 32.766; -79.902
(Estimated)
1878 Never 1932
(Dismantled)
None Unknown
Fort Sumter Range Front Light Fort Sumter Lighthouse (Charleston County, South Carolina).jpg Charleston 32°45′8″N 79°52′29″W / 32.75222°N 79.87472°W / 32.75222; -79.87472 1855 (First)
1893 (Last)
Never 1950s None Unknown
Fort Sumter Range Rear Light St. Philip's Episcopal Church (Charleston, South Carolina).jpg Charleston 32°45′8″N 79°52′29″W / 32.75222°N 79.87472°W / 32.75222; -79.87472 1855 (First)
1893 (Last)
Never 1915 None 140 140 ft (43 m)
Georgetown Light Georgetown Light.jpg Winyah Bay 33°13′21.47″N 79°11′6.18″W / 33.2226306°N 79.1850500°W / 33.2226306; -79.1850500 1801 (First)
1867 (Current)
1986 Active VRB-25 085 85 ft (26 m)
Governor's LightA N/A Little River N/A 1985[1]
(Private)
Always Active Unknown 060 60 ft (18 m)[1]
Haig Point Front Range Light Haig Point Front Range Light, Daufuskie Island (Beaufort County, South Carolina).jpg Daufuskie Island N/A 1873[2] Never DisputedB
(Removed)
None 017 17 ft (5.2 m)[2]
Haig Point Rear Range Light Haig Point Rear Range Light, Daufuskie Island (Beaufort County, South Carolina).jpg Daufuskie Island N/A 1873 1987
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: ????-1987B)
Acrylic 070 70 ft (21 m)
Harbour Town Light Harbour Town July 2007.jpg Hilton Head Island 32°08′19″N 80°48′46″W / 32.13861°N 80.81278°W / 32.13861; -80.81278 1970 Always Active Unknown 090 90 ft (27 m)
Hilton Head Range Front Light N/A Hilton Head Island N/A 1881 Never 1932
(Destroyed)
None 035 35 ft (11 m)
Hilton Head Range Rear Light Rear Lighthouse of HH Range Light Station.jpg Hilton Head Island 32°9′51″N 80°44′24″W / 32.16417°N 80.74000°W / 32.16417; -80.74000Coordinates: 32°9′51″N 80°44′24″W / 32.16417°N 80.74000°W / 32.16417; -80.74000 1880 Never 1932 None 092 92 ft (28 m)
Hunting Island Light Hunting Island Light.jpg Beaufort
(Hunting Island State Park)
32°22′32″N 80°26′15″W / 32.37556°N 80.43750°W / 32.37556; -80.43750 1859 (First)
1875 (Current)
1995
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1933-1995
Unknown 132 132 ft (40 m)
Morris Island Range Front LightC N/A Morris Island N/A 1871[3] Never UnknownD
(Removed)
None Unknown
Morris Island Range Rear LightC N/A Morris Island N/A 1871[3] Never UnknownD
(Removed)
None Unknown
Morris Island Light Morris Island Light, April 2014.jpg Morris Island 32°41′43″N 79°53′1″W / 32.69528°N 79.88361°W / 32.69528; -79.88361 1767[3] (First)
1876[3] (Current)
1938[3] 1962[3] None Unknown
Parris Island Range Front Light N/A Parris Island N/A 1881 Never 1923 None Unknown
Parris Island Range Rear Light N/A Parris Island 32°18′46″N 80°40′39″W / 32.31278°N 80.67750°W / 32.31278; -80.67750 1881 Never 1923 None 120 120 ft (37 m)
Sullivan's Island Range Front Light Sullivans Island South Range Front Light (Charleston County, South Carolina).jpg Sullivan's Island N/A 1848 (First)
1872 (Last)
Never Unknown
(Removed)
None Unknown
Sullivan's Island Range Rear Light N/A Sullivan's Island N/A 1848 (First)
1872 (Last)
Never Unknown
(Removed)
None 120 120 ft (37 m)

Notes[edit]

A.^ This lighthouse was built in honor of South Carolina's governors. It is privately maintained and an unofficial aid to navigation.
B.^ The deactivation date for the Haig Point Range Lights is disputed among sources. Click on the article for more information.
C.^ Not much is known about this set of range lights. The two structures were built in 1871 after the second Morris Island lighthouse was destroyed in the civil war, as navigation was needed in the area.
D.^ Listed on the light list as late as 1898.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Russ Rowlett. "Lighthouses of the United States: South Carolina". University of North Carolina. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Name: Haig Point Front Range Light". Lighthouse Digest. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Morris Island Lighthouse". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved October 15, 2017.