Letter: Beach Erosion Lesson

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Morris Island lighthouse, off Folly Beach, South Carolina. Originally constructed a quarter-mile behind the beach, Morris Island Lighthouse is now located over 1,500 feet out to sea on a sand shoal surrounded by a small seawall. Seeing the lighthouse out in the sea is a clear reminder that our beaches and barrier islands are dynamic. Captions: Celie Dailey. Photo source: ©© John

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The Kiawah Island developers who want legislators to change a proposed state law so that they can build on accreted beach should look at the east end of Folly Island to see the absurdity of their desire.

Responsible people who are concerned and knowledgeable about coastal beach erosion and accretion talk about a policy of retreat..

Read Full Article, The Post And Courier

The Folly Of Poorly Executed Beach Renourishment, Post And Courier (05-06-2014)

Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach; By Celie Dailey (02-01-2012)
Originally constructed a quarter-mile behind the beach, Morris Island Lighthouse is now located over 1,500 feet out to sea on a sand shoal surrounded by a small seawall. Seeing the lighthouse out in the sea is a clear reminder that our beaches and barrier islands are dynamic…

We Need to Retreat From the Beach, An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey

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