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#1 JohnBrew

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:11

Morris Island lies just north of the island I live on. Originally the lighthouse was on dry ground but the jetties constructed at the entrance of Charleston Harbor caused the natural flow of sand south to be interrupted and now the lighthouse sits by itself, a silent sentinel guarding nothing but the ebb and flow of the tides, light extinguished many years ago.*
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*The island is also the true scene of the finale in the movie "Glory".

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:15

John: great capture and congrats. Hate to say it, but the lighthouse appears to be leaning a bit to the right. Still a spectacular shot. Richard

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:31

Very nice shot.
Have you tried it B&W ?
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#4 JohnBrew

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:15

John: great capture and congrats. Hate to say it, but the lighthouse appears to be leaning a bit to the right. Still a spectacular shot. Richard


Richard, thank you for your response. Unfortunately, as you observed, the lighthouse is leaning. There is a group here called "Save the Light". Their first objective was to stabilize the base, which has been done - you can see part of the coffer dam in the image. They also have discovered the light prism and are trying to buy that and are now raising funds to do the remainder of the restoration. The US Postal Dept. featured the lighthouse in their Southeastern lighthouse stamp issue of 2003.

atpaula, not yet, but when I have the time.

Edited by JohnBrew, 30 January 2013 - 13:20 .





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