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Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
Sullivan's Island (Charleston) Lighthouse,
Charleston, SC
*Dates of operation~~ 1962-present
*Building Material~~ Steel with aluminum cover
*Tower~~ 140 feet
*Elevation~~ 25 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ Top half black, bottom half white
*Light Pattern~~ White flash every 30 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters
*Automated~~ 1975
*Original Lens~~ DCB-24
*Current Lens~~ Original still in use
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ National Park Service
*Waterway Location~~ Charleston Harbor
*Significant Feature~~ The only U. S. lighthouse with and elevator to the top.  Original
light strength was 28
million candlepower, but was deemed to be too dangerous. The
light was reduced to 1,170,000 candle power 5 years after being built.

            LINKS
Lighthouse Friends lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=334

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/charles.htm

Lighthouse webcam
http://www.nps.gov/common/commonspot/customcf/webcam/dsp_webcam_image.cfm?
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