Donations in Memory

In Memory of James “Fritz” Henry Aichele, Jr.

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Betty Armstrong
Fran Fisher
Dorothy & William Carter
Jean & Pete Spell
Will & Ruthie Lacey
Sallie Lindsay
Jane Lindsay
Ral & Nancy Smith
Joe & Barbara McCook
Joyce Hill
Jack & Andrea Limehouse

In Memory of George W. Aimar, Jr.

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Mr. & Mrs. D. Henry Ohlandt

In Memory of Rigoberto Alfonso Sr.

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Maria C. Alfonso

In Memory of Charles M. Bearden

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His Wife and Sons

In Memory of Nell Bessent

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Alisa & Daniel Painter

In Memory of Jane M. Black

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Mary T. Black and Ann Osborne
Nancy Mattern and Jan Pipic
Jane E. Black

In Memory of Ken Brousseau

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Marjorie L. Brousseau

In Memory of Clayton “Billie” Simmons Bruder

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Fred & Ida Bennett
Candy & Jerry Brown
Tim Hazell
Mac & Mary Jane King
Jackie Proveaux
Pam Robinson
Stuart Ruelle
Bill Turner
Barbara Wilson

In Memory of Linda Burney

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Charlene Ayerle

In Memory of Vera Burton

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Orville Burton

In Memory of Ashley Monique Campbell
Granddaughter of Betty and John O’Brien

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Kay Zimmerman
Katrina Carrington
Denise Campbell
Pat Campbell
Robert & Dorothy George
The 2014 Board of Directors, Save The Light.
Catherine Blackwell
The Blackwell Family
Sandra Burchfield
Pat Creveling Stormer
Betty & John O’Brien
Mark, Matthew, Katelyn & Andrew Watson
Craig & Danielle Thomas
Jim & Donna Dancik
Beth & Richard Turner
Rita Elder
Betty Elliott
Judy Allen
Wanda & Roger Smith
Carmen Campbell
Sarah Greene
Walter McGuire
Bill & Nancy Younger
Patty Geery
Roger Newman
Sue Hulbert DVM
Sherri Seymour
Cheryl Sloan Smith
Heather Smith
Trevor Thomas
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Brady
Don & Dorothy Buck
Eloise Donahoo
Stocky & Suzie Cabe
Bruce & Kris Johnson
Ann & Jerry Holloway
Sarah M. Rankin
Tom Keeling
Debra Waycaster
Audie Holloway
Kathy J. Griffin
Ella-Rose Lee
David Rheinhart
Joyce & Fred Wichmann
Ella-Rose & Harold Lee, Jr.
Dennis Stewart
Julia Miller
Elizabeth & Joseph O’Brien
Jonathan Coker
Lisa Hauser
Dr. Robert Beall
Julia Miller
Gayle Roush
Dr. Robert Oliverio
Elizabeth Watts
Eloise Donahoo
Lila Ontiveros
Wanda Smith
Milleson & Buddy Morgan
Libby Webster
John Burnett
Justin Burnett
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Verhelle

In Memory of a Very Special Person Ashley Monique Campbell

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Rita Elder

In Memory of Ethel Lois Perry Campbell

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Betty O’Brien

In Memory of Judge George F. Coleman & Dr. James Joseph McCoy

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Peter M. McCoy

In Memory of Steven Collier

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Linda Benedict

In Memory of Delores Covington

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Kyle & Dani Richey
Tim & Peggy Missimer
Lee, Sue & Hanna Hendricks
John & Suann Muller
Brian & Laura Hendricks

In Memory of Katherine D. Craig

Given By

John Craig

In Memory of Ed Childress

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John & Betty Johnson O’Brien

In Memory of Sammie Cole Leaning Ears

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Maria Zingg

In Memory of Harriette Dawson

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Mr. & Mrs. William A. Davis

In Memory of Michael Duckworth

Given By

John Wilson

In Memory of Briggs Edney
“Eternal Sentinel of the Light”

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The Leo Isotalo Family
Martha Hinnan
Dr. Georgette D. Joubert
Matanzaz River Yacht Club
Gail Petersen
Hank & Bonnie Slager
Sandra S. Gorman

In Memory of Alice Johnson Few

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Betty Johnson O’Brien
Al & Nancy Hitchcock
Mark, Matthew, Katelyn & Andrew Watson
Ashley Campbell
Sarah Jane Greene

In Memory of Robert Hamer Floyd

Given By

Elizabeth Floyd

In Memory of Marilyn Friedlander

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David Friedlander

In Memory of Michael Gardener

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Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. LeNoir, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. William King
Pat & Paul Hiers
Carl & Jeannie Brabham
Arthur & Esther James
Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Underwood
Wilson Hall Family
Jan Stalvey
Claude S. Elmore & Sons Farm
Rear Admiral & Mrs. Mark Buzby
Sandra B. Goza & Family
Joe & Ann Kelly
Claire & Poroelle Black
Fred Redeker & Margaret Hawkins
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Fangmeyer
Ms. Ruth Powell
Mr. & Mrs. George Gilkerson
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Schiers
Ms. Clyda Schiers
Sam & Jan Gardner

In Memory of Lewis Blakeley Godbold, Jr.
“who shines with the Light of the World”

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Jorge, Elsa & Terry Casales
Mary Staats
Johnny & Pam Ohlandt
Greg & Mona Robinson
Charles & Linda Vernon
Patricia & James Godbold
Jean Godbold
John Gaillard
Peg & Tom Messervy
Clark & Louise Morrison
W.L. Snow
Nancy F. Hoffman
Ed & Beth Smedley
Jewel A. Oswald
Kaye Carmichael Byers & Ernie Byers
Sarah Godbold Mehrtens & W. Rieppe Mehrtens
Ann, Earl & John Godbold
Angela Tucker
Carole & Gresham Meggett, Jr.
Richard & Donna Kellahan
William T. Ford
Jan & Croskeys Welch
Mike & Sally Currin

In Memory of Wade Godbold

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Mr. & Mrs. William A. Davis

In Memory of Daniel Ellis Hay, Jr.

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Rose W. Hay

In Memory of Jack Hale Hayes

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Beth Jones

In Memory of Jessie Hinton
Life Member of Save the Light

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Nancy & Al Hitchcock
Richard Beck
Pat & Dave Stormer
Mike & Candie Carte
City of Folly Beach

In Memory of Preston Hipp

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Joyce & Fred Wichmann
Al & Nancy Hitchcock
Michael Molony

In Memory of Kenneth Holtzapple

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Patricia Hotlzapple

In Memory of Ann Johnson

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Betty O’Brien

In Memory of Doris Blackwell Johnson

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Betty Johnson O’Brien

In Memory of Jeanette Wilson Johnson

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Betty O’Brien
Sandra A. Burchfield

In Memory of Jack (Jackie) Dickens Johnson, Jr.

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Betty Johnson O’Brien
Kathy J. Griffin

In Memory of Rus Kachelmeier

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His Family & Friends
Bonsal American

In Memory of John Anthony Kimbrell
Beloved Son of Betty Johnson O’Brien

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Betty Johnson O’Brien
Al & Nancy Hitchcock
R.L. Wright, Jr.
Bright Ariail
Mike McHale
Ann & Jerry Holloway
Rita Elder
Sandra Burchfield
Mark Watson
Joyce & Fred Wichmann
Patty Geery

In Memory of Benjamin Lee Klemm

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Kimberly Klemm

In Memory of Don C. Lanham, Jr.

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Cheryl Lanham

In Memory of Malcom “Mac” Harvey Lathan, Jr.

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Linda Bennie
Melanie Ellyson
Greenfield School
Bonita King
Chris Kirkley
McIntire School of Commerce
Emily Newsome
Linda Quick
Pamela Slade
William Workman
B.K. Crutchfield
Margaret Lathan
McIntire School of Business
NC Association of CPAS
Alan & Kathleen McNamee

In Memory of Harry Lee Locklair, Sr.

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DeAnne Offutt

In Memory of Carrie Mayer-Cowan & Benjamin Mayer

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Jo and Charlie Mayer

In Memory of Ann McLean

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Jacalyn Patterson

In Memory of Joe Middleton

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Bobbi Edens

In Memory of Arlyn Roger Millar

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Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp Co.
B. Russell Langley
Marilyn W. Langley
Margaret McCauley
Karen Rabon
Robert Sink
Denise McElwee
Natalie Staropoli
Nancy Walker

In Memory of Irvin Molony

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Lisa, Pam, Kathy, Allison & Megan

In Memory of Robbie S. Moose

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Anita & Robert Moose

In Memory of Johnny Ohlandt, Sr.

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Leigh & Johnny Ohlandt Jr.
John & Betty Johnson O’Brien
Cindy & Robin Austin
Jenna Brown
The Chip Campsen Family
Nancy Carter
Patty Geery
Leita, Phillip, LeAnne, Gregg & Larry Harrison
Rusty & Erica Harrison
Al & Nancy Hitchcock
Thomas Mathews
Shirley McGreal & Everyone at IPPL
Herman & Farnell Muckenfuss
Dr. & Mrs. John G. Murray
Beth Ackerman Nottingham
Orlando & Louise Ojeda
Doug & Lucia Oswald
Joel Porcher
Steve & Tootie Poteet
Donna Recupido
Robert & Karin Renkas
Billy Roumillat
Horace & Deborah Sweatman
Jean Townsend
Robert Turkewitz
Donna Aleada Weldon
Bettie Wieters
Dr. & Mrs. Wilbur Wise
Jennie Flynn
Bill Snow
Jerry Smeltzer
Susan Beason
Judith Brock
Emil Simons
Carol Green
Bob, Marshal, Maria Burns
Suzanne Owens
Jacqueline Lear
Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Ford Rivers
Seth and Barbara Schoch
Eugene Walpole, Jr. & Family
Brad & Shari Weeks
W.T. Ford
Mr. & Mrs. William Davis
Pet Helpers – Carol & Bob Linville
Kathleen & William Henne
South State Bank
Barry & Cheryl McLaurin
Joan Wilson
Don & Joanne Wuori
Eleanor Simons Flowers
Lindsay & Vanessa Oswald
Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Byers
Amanda’s Fund of Coastal Community Foundation – Dr. Linda Plunkett
Fran Holcombe
Beth & Henry Ohlandt

In Memory of Pam Aimar Ohlandt

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The Board of Save The Light, Inc.
The Hitchcock Family: Al & Nancy Hitchcock, Carl & Jennifer Hitchcock, Josh & Krista Fox, Larry & Amber Miller, Nick Miller
Bright Ariail
Jerry Smeltzer
Joyce & Fred Wichmann
Patty Geery

In Memory of Cecil Oswald

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Mr. & Mrs. William A. Davis

In Memory of Cecil Peter Oswald & Cecil Oswald

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Mrs. Jewel Oswald

In Memory of Bernice Easterline Thomas Pate

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Susan Johnson

In Memory of Michael Francis Pawlowski

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Dave & Elaine Pawlowski

In Memory of Michael Francis Pawlowski’s 31st Birthday

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Dave & Elaine Pawlowski

In Memory of Michael Francis Pawlowski’s 32nd Birthday

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Dave & Elaine Pawlowski

In Memory of Percy

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Mama Jane

In Memory of Charles Grant Perkins

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Betty Jo & Joseph J. Fersner

In Memory of Dustin Poole

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His Family & Friends

In Memory of Walter “Dubb” Roark

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Doug Oswald

In Memory of Elizabeth Obear Robinson

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Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hackman
Jane Lyttle
Glenda McLeod
Robert L. Pratt
Harold & Merrill Robling
Wiliam Parker Luhn, Jr. Family
Manning Harvey

In Memory of Bill & Dolores Ruch

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Denise Ruch-Lallier

In Memory of Margaret Blackwell Shell

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Betty Johnson O’Brien

In Memory of James Sineath

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Friends of Richard Beck

In Memory of Nancy Spurlin

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Debra Ariail

In Memory of Greer Samuel Staubes

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Christine Greer Staubes

In Memory of Charles Isaac Story

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Ms. Mary L. Story
Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Helmly & Elaine Story Hemly
Amanda Meyers

In Memory of Fran Green Strange

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Betty O’Brien

In Memory of Karen Joy Stringer

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Members of Save The Light Board of Directors

In Memory of Diane B. Tasillo

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Chrisa & Gregory Moore

In Memory of Bryan Douglas Terry

Given By

Betty O’Brien

In Memory of Larry Elliott Watts, Sr.

Given By

Betty O’Brien

In Memory of Amelia Elizabeth Whaley

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Cheryl L. Newman-Whaley

In Memory of Betty Wichmann

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Marion Hood
Jerry & Glenda Owens
Betty O’Brien

In Memory of Roger Williams

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Keira Williams

In Memory of Roger L. Williams

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Lauren & Keira Williams

In Memory of Levan Wingate

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Dave & Pat Stormer

In Memory of John Clark Young

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Elaine & Sam Fowler

Here you can find some conceptualizations for Phase I of the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse. Plans were provided by the Hayward-Baker Company.

Changes to the original Phase I plans needed to be made before the actual construction. For photos of the Phase I preservation construction, see the photo gallery below.

The base of the lighthouse will be surrounded by a cofferdam composed of circular sheet piles. This drawing is view looking down from above the lighthouse.

The base of the lighthouse will be surrounded by a cofferdam composed of circular sheet piles. This drawing is view looking down from above the lighthouse.

Grout will be injected beneath the lighthouse to stabilize the foundation. The view is looking down from above into the lighthouse's foundation.
This drawing shows section B-B through the drawing above. The view is looking across the base of the lighthouse.
Phase I - In May 2007, work began on the first phase of the lighthouse stabilization. The contractor, Taylor Brothers Marine Construction, from Beaufort, NC, drove the sheet piles that formed a cofferdam around the base of the lighthouse. The contractor worked all through the fall and winter to complete the work. His jack-up-barge can be seen from a great distance while it sits next to the lighthouse to drive the piles. All types of monitoring devices were installed inside and outside the lighthouse to help monitor the conditions as the piles were vibrated down into the sand. A local company, WPC, provided this part of the monitoring for the contractor. The devices monitored cracks for potential growth, possible lean, and general vibration during daily work. All of the windows in the lighthouse have no glass and the birds love to stay inside and even raise their young if not disturbed. The Phase I effort was completed in March of 2008, with a cost of just over $3 million.

Aerial photos were taken by Mr. Larry Workman.

You can view some conceptualizations for Phase II of the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse. Plans were provided by the contractor, Palmetto Gunite.

Page 1 shows the layout for the new micro-piles that were installed around the perimeter of the lighthouse foundation. There were a total of 68 micro-piles installed at 75 tons each capacity.

Page 2 shows the actual location of the micro-piles and how they were spaced around the foundation. All of the work was inside of the cofferdam installed in 2008.

Page 3 shows an elevation view of the new piles in relation to the original piles. The new piles were installed into the marl layer under the lighthouse. The area between the cofferdam and the foundation was filled with sand and capped with stone.

For photos of the preservation construction, see the photo gallery below.

March 1, 2010, we awarded our Phase II contract to Palmetto Gunite Construction Company, Ravenel, SC, for just under $2 million. This was a design/build contract to install new concrete piles under the foundation. This contract also filled the inside of the Phase I cofferdam with sand to help stabilize the foundation. The installation of 68 new micro-piles rated at 75 tons each was completed a month ahead of schedule. The jack-up barge pulled away on July 31, 2010.

This work will surely stabilize the tower so that we can continue to restore and preserve it in subsequent phases.

We survived Hurricane Irene. The Army Corps of Engineers requires periodic inspections.

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