Lighthouses | History Of SC Slide Collection

Shipping traffic moving in and out of the harbors along the Carolina coast depended upon a series of lighthouses to guide them through sometimes narrow and treacherous channels in the complicated coastal island system formed by the many rivers that enter the Atlantic Ocean within Carolina's bounds. One of the main lights guarding the entrance to Charleston harbor stands at the north end of Folly Beach. Aerial photograph around 1950.

Courtesy of the Calhoun County Museum