Life Members

Branning Family Charitable Fund, Michael and Kelly Branning
Bright Ariail
Robert A. Barber
Richard Beck
Mark Belt
Jim Booth
Robert E. Calhoun
Cape Romain Contractors, Inc.
Meredith & Stephanie Challoner ~ Folly Beach SC
Lee & Suzanne Chewning
Ed & Jan Childress
C. Jack Corgan
Janet Cribb
Carroll & Anna Crowther
Douglas Donehue
Thomas Elder
James L. Ferguson
Prudence & William Finn
Michael Frenzel
Jane Greene
Ron Hill
Paula O. & Jessie Hinton, Ph.D.
Al & Nancy Hitchcock
Harry Huge
Kate and Tim Kiel
Stanley Langston
Lowcountry Miata Club
Barry McLaurin
Sylvia Miller
Debbie S. Mollycheck
National Exchange Club
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution
Robert & Teri New
John & Betty O’Brien
Pam & Johnny Ohlandt
Glenda & Jerry Owens
Pawlowski Family
Sarah M. Rankin
Mac Ridgeway
Joseph L. Schady, Jr.
Barbara Schoch
Walt & Beth Stenger ~ Charleston SC
Rick Stringer
Larry L. Stroman
Jim Sullivan
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Turkewitz
George & Cherie Vick
Vistage SC Summit Group
Joyce M. & Fred Wichmann
Jonathan & Lisa Weitz
Rod Welch
Donald & Joanne Wuori
Ed & Gail Yarborough

2024 Members

Sentinel of the Light

$500 – $999

Given By

Thomas Appleby – Mt. Pleasant SC

Dr. and Mrs. William B. Crymes, Jr. – Charleston SC

Kate & Tim Kiel – Mt. Pleasant SC

Bob & Barbara Moore – Charleston SC

The Saltwater Sports Club – Charleston SC

Randolph Harley – Charleston SC

Charlotte Moore – North Charleston SC

Beverly Taylor – Beaufort NC

Navigator of The Light

$250 – $499

Given By

Christian Brutzer – Folly Beach SC

Stocky & Suzie Cabe – Charleston SC

Crosby’s Fish and Shrimp – Charleston SC

John & Betty O’Brien – Hendersonville NC

KC Garver – Charleston SC

Roger R. Goedtel – Georgetown SC

Janet & Paul Hogan – Folly Beach SC

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Jones – Mt. Pleasant SC

Keeper of the Light

$100 – $249

Given By

Arthur & Kathryn Bailey – Edisto Island SC

Marilyn Bersoff – Bethesda MD

Hollace Boswell – Charleston SC

Nancy L. Carter – Charleston SC

Pat Christen – Charleston SC

Jim & Karen Coble – Rock Hill SC

Kimmy & David Coleman – Charleston SC

Wayne Colson – Charleston SC

Cynthia Craig – Lancaster SC

Carroll & Nancy Crowther – Beaufort SC

Freddie (Lynn) Crymes – Charleston SC

Thomas Eason – Folly Beach SC

Gerald Edwards – Chapin SC

Janet & Bill Fincannon – Punta Gorda FL

Paul Giardino – Hawthorne NJ

Carl & Jennifer Hitchcock – Charleston SC

Jimmy Hadden – Charleston SC

Amanda Honeycutt – Charleston SC

Susan Kilpatrick – Charleston SC

Bryanne L. McCurry – West Columbia SC

Jim McMahan – Columbia SC

Henry Meeuwse – Charleston SC

Glenda Owens – Charleston SC

Sally Paul – Simpsonville SC

Dr. Howard Peskin – Charleston SC

Joel Porcher – Charleston SC

Susan H. Butler Ritts – Dubuque IA

Anna Singh – Charleston SC

Thomas Strauss – Reisterstown MD

Mary Thornley – Charleston SC

Charles E. Truluck – Charleston SC

Cherie Vick – Charleston SC

Jan Vissar – Mt. Pleasant SC

Olivia Young – Brunson SC

Dr. Richard Beck – Charleston SC

Joseph Blitch – Charleston SC

Ken Bowman – Mt. Pleasant SC

Becky & Pinckney Greene – Folly Beach SC

James & Melissa Haskell – Charleston SC

Wayne Lamberton – Charleston SC

Supporter of the Light

$50 – $99

Given By

Woody & Elaine Caine – Mt. Pleasant SC

Donna & Joe Davis – Folly Beach SC

Nicole Florio – Charleston SC

Beth Hairfield – Hanahan SC

Steve & Tyler Kish – Charleston SC

Derek Lewis – Lake Wylie SC

Jonathan & Melissa Reiss – Charleston SC

Croskeys & Jeanne Welch – Charleston SC

Mary Alkire – Aurora OH

Janet Cribb – Chiefland FL

Lewis Litchfield – Kingsland GA

Jerry Poer – Folly Beach SC

Friend of the Light

$25 – $49

Given By

Ophelia Brewer – Easley SC

Lynn Graves – Mt. Pleasant SC

William Helms – Charleston SC

Frederick W. Kinard, Jr. – Charleston SC

Cathy Kozak – Norwalk CT

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Leonard – Charleston SC

Carol Lohwater – Summerville SC

David McDonald – Palmyra VA

G.E. Muckenfuss – Summerville SC

Maries Chrzan McGarrell – Hanahan SC

Kathy Baxley-Stewart – Johns Island SC

John Burg – Columbia SC

Phoebe Ferguson – Charleston SC

David Friedlander – Nashville TN

Patrick Harwood – North Charleston SC

Roberta Murchison – Folly Beach SC

Christian T. Weston lll – Charleston SC

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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