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Low Country Explorers Cape Romain Lighthouses Tour

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

DI LCE Lighthouses Trip

Built in 1827, the conical lighthouse stands at 65 feet. Its light, powered by a whale oil wick lamp, was visible from a distance of 14 miles under the most favorable circumstances. In 1857, a 150-foot octagonal lighthouse was built. Installed on the 150-foot tower was a prismatic lens that was visible for approximately 19 miles and dramatically reduced the number of shipwrecks off the Cape. The 1857 light was taken out of service in 1947 when coastal navigation techniques made it obsolete. The lights are a significant maritime landmark and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1827 lighthouse is the oldest of its kind still standing in the United States.

Low Country Explorers will board the Coastal Expeditions Caretta Ferry to travel to the Lighthouse Island. Winding though the estuary to the Island, 6 miles offshore, is part of the adventure, and skilled naturalists will provide interpretation of the flora and fauna that surrounds the boat en route.

IMPORTANT: Trip will depart directly from the boat onto Lighthouse Island on a ramp.  Once on the Island, there will be a walk to the lighthouses to be able to enter one of the structures. You will have to walk through a section of marsh to get to solid ground. There may be standing water. Choose your footwear accordingly. If you have limited mobility or do not want to walk through the marsh, you may stay on the boat.

TRANSPORTATION: Carpool.  The McClellanville Boat Landing is about 40 miles away from Daniel Island.  Plan to leave Daniel Island at 8:00 am.

LUNCH: Price includes a box lunch. The lunch comes with a ham or turkey sub, chips, cookies, banana, carrots and bottled water. A vegetarian sub option is also available.


Trip Contact:

Anne Compton 843-991-3647 annewc@homesc.com

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