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Each segment of the lighthouse includes a landing platform and section of the curving staircase in the Hunting Island Lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park in Hunting Island, SC on Friday, February 20, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette
Completed in 1875, the 133' lighthouse is one of only two segmented cast iron lighthouses in the country. The segments are made of cast iron, lined with brick, and intended to be moved if necessary. In 1888 the lighthouse and keeper's house was moved a mile inland to its current location.
Today visitors can climb the 167 steps to the circular observation platform 110' high for spectacular views of the local coastal landscapes.
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From Hunting Island State Park