The South Carolina state budget will allocate $175,000 for Morris Island Lighthouse

More than $1 million has already been spent to save South Carolina’s Morris Island Lighthouse. According to Save the Light, Inc., board member Al Hitchcock, another $5 million will be needed over the next five years.

Morris Island Lighthouse in 1876 (U.S. Coast Guard)

It’s been announced that the South Carolina state budget will allocate $175,000 to help the state-owned 184-year-old lighthouse.

“We think the lighthouse gives people hope when they see it,” Hitchcock said.

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