"The New Charleston Lighthouse" Sullivans Island Things to Do Tip by tpangelinan
Sullivans Island Things to Do: 5 reviews and 15 photos
Go check out The New Charleston Lighthouse, this is the only one of it's kind in the USA. It was built in 1962 and will most likely be the last traditional lighthouse built in th United States. It stands 162 feet tall and is the only lighthouse that has an elevator and has been fitted with a the most powerful 28 million candlepower lens in the Western Hemisphere and can be seen up to 26 miles out to sea. This has got to be the strangest looking lighthouse I have come across, it looks kind of like an airport control tower. The lighthouse on Sullivan's Island was built to replace the Old Charleston Lighthouse that is no longer in service, the island that it stands on has completely eroded away from the foundation and now stands about 1/4 mile out to sea.
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