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Name: Fort Sumter Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Location: Entrance to Charleston Harbor.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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Description of Tower: c. 1850s: Hexagonal tower on wall of fort; rebuilt as square pyramidal cast iron tower on fort (destroyed in 1893 hurricane); rebuilt 1893 as square pyramidal skeletal tower with enclosed lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: c. 1855

Date Deactivated: c. 1945

Current Use: Destroyed.


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