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Lighthouse roof, iron work can be saved
Sunday, May 15, 1994  —  Charleston Post and Courier

A former friend of seamen, the Morris Island Lighthouse, now stands abandoned and surrounded by the tireless waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sometime within the next few years The Post and Courier will report that, "The Atlantic Ocean finally won. The Morris Island Lighthouse now lies broken into thousands of pieces in the shallow waters of the Atlantic".

Enclosed with this letter is a photograph showing the beautiful ornate ironworks and light green copper roof atop the lighthouse.

I suggest that the citizens of Charleston could add another wonderful attraction to the popular Waterfront Park by removing the ironworks and roof from the lighthouse before it is destroyed. Placing it at the water's edge of the Waterfront park would ensure that no park in America could boast a more beautiful and unique lighthouse gazebo.

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