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Postby island » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:28 am


CHARLESTON, S.C. - The state of South Carolina has approved a deal that could allow work to begin this year on a $3 million project to stabilize the Morris Island Lighthouse.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/ne ... 738990.htm

---and a related story:
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/10744521.htm
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Postby Zachary » Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:18 am


It's about time! :!:
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:30 am


Dave,

Certainly a positive step forward ...

A question that wasnt addressed in the article, however, is where does the next three million come from ... the first 3.17 of the anticipated 6+ million was just approved ... overruns are guaranteed with a 500,000 threshold for oversight.

Mr Wichman pledged local support but does this mean "Save the Light" picks up the other 3 million or is it appropriated by the state once the first phase is complete. Seems to me that 3 million is a whole lot of "local support." Maybe you might know how this falls in line with other renovation projects ...

Many are partial to the tall ocean towers. I visited Morris Island light a few years back and was as delighted to think it haunted as I was saddened to see its condition.

The restoration, for sure, is better off now than it was a month ago when it was tabled ... watching this project, from inception to completion, should be an interesting exercise.

We'll be watching.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:11 pm


I am looking forward to seeing this light restored. I am glad that the project seems to be moving forward!
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Postby COTA » Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:06 pm


Me too! It would be too sad to not see Morris Island saved.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:37 am


I remeber reading some where that the restoration project was just to stabilize the tower and fix up the exterior and not restoring the interior. This article says that the restoration will cost 6 million, so does anyone know a place/article where it details out just what extent that they are going to restore the tower too?
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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:33 am


Stephen, I haven't seen a "Master Plan" for the completion of the Morris Island Light other than the following...and it says nothing about the interior:
http://www.savethelight.org/preserve.htm
If you (or anyone) finds an overall plan of the project please let us know!

Thanks,
Brent

(The four preliminary details shown on the above page are amazing! I wish I could be there and watch them sink those massive cofferdams) 8O :)
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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:33 pm


Thanks Brent. I will check it out.
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