Morris Island Lighthouse shines again


FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCBD) – The Lowcountry’s tallest lighthouse made the night a bit brighter Saturday. The Morris Island Lighthouse was re-lit for the first time in over a decade on what was also the 140th anniversary of its first beacon.

Hundreds flocked the northern edge of Folly by car and boat to watch the lighthouse shine from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Crews from SCE&G outfitted the top of the tower with LED panels to simulate the cupola that has long been out of use.

The ceremony was part of a continuing fundraising effort by Save the Light, a group that is trying to restore the lighthouse to what it once was.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help the Morris Island Lighthouse, click here.

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