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Name: Cape Romain Light (old)  

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

Location: Southwest of mouth of Santee River.

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Managing Organization:
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

Telephone: 843-928-6264


Contact Address Information:
5801 Highway 17 North
South Carolina, 29429, United States

This structure has been stabilized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but the interior is reportedly in poor condition.

Tower Height: 65

Description of Tower: Conical brick tower with no lantern.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1827

Date Present Tower Built: 1827

Optics: 1847: 11 lamps and 21-inch reflectors.

Current Use: Landmark in wildlife refuge.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge is accessible by boat only. Call the visitor center at 843-928-3368 for information. A company called Coastal Expeditions on Sullivan's Island may be able to able to provide transportation; call 843-881-4582. Cape Romain Marine offers tours; see or call 843-887-3330.

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