Seventeen members of SINHG joined Coastal Expeditions on one of their four trips they make annually to Lighthouse Island in Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge! Escorted by a Park Ranger, a member of the US Forestry Service and Naturalists from Coastal Expeditions, the adventurous Seabrookers waded through pluff mud and marsh to explore the deserted island.
The original Lighthouse built in 1827, now painted red, is the oldest of its kind. The taller black and white lighthouse was built 30 years later in 1857. Both are significant maritime landmarks and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the history we learned, we also enjoyed the many birds and dolphins found in the 6 miles of estuary we traveled to visit this special site.
Watch for a repeat of this trip in the Spring SINHG list coming out later this fall!
– Submitted by Nancy Brown, for SINHG