Morris Island lighthouse could re-attach to beach

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Morris Island Lighthouse, SC. Batik on silk, by © Mary Edna Fraser.


The signature landmark of the Lowcountry coast, the Morris Island Lighthouse, fascinates in no small way because it’s stranded out to sea. But it might just come back ashore…

Read Full Article, Post & Courier (11-06-2016)

Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach; By Celie Dailey (02-01-2012)
Morris Island Lighthouse is now located over 1,500 feet out to sea on a sand shoal surrounded by a small seawall. The relatively deep 35-foot foundation of the spindle has allowed it to continue standing as the land moved out from under it. Originally constructed a quarter-mile behind the beach, the lighthouse has survived storms, rising sea level, and barrier island migration since 1876…

Letter: Beach Erosion Lesson, Post & Courier (04-14-2015)

“The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…


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