Lighthouse Lecture 2009
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
(Sullivan's Island, SC) – The National Park Service invites the public to a special lecture by the architect of the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, Jack Graham, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2009. The program takes place on the grounds of the US Coast Guard Historic District at 1815 I'On Avenue near Station 18-½ on Sullivan’s Island. Graham studied under architect Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. He designed the concept plan for the lighthouse in 1959 while serving in the Coast Guard. Now retired, Graham will be reconnecting with an early project on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The public is invited to join the celebration. The 1962 lighthouse was turned over to Fort Sumter National Monument in 2008. For this event, the grounds, quarters' cupola and boathouse will be open to the public from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Because of safety concerns, only the base of the lighthouse will be open. All activities are free.
In case of inclement weather the program will be moved into the boathouse. For more information, call Fort Moultrie at (843) 883-3123.
Did You Know?
The incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC