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CAPE ROMAIN LIGHT

State: SOUTH CAROLINA
Location: LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND
Nearest City: MCLELLANVILLE
County: CHARLESTON
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1827



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1947
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: TIMBER PILING
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: UPPER 2/3 ALT. B/W, LOWER 1/3 WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 150
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 161
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed:
  • Type:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Current Optic: NONE
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (REMOVED LATE 1950S)
  • Year Constructed: 1820
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BOTTOM 1/3 (65 FEET) OF 1827 TOWER REMAINS

Current Use: INACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #81000563
Name of Listing: CAPE ROMAIN LIGHTHOUSES
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
BOTH LIGHTHOUSES ARE CURRENTLY BEING STABILIZED



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