SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - It's National Lighthouse Day and the grounds are open at Charleston Light.
The grounds, old Coast Guard quarters, and the boathouse of the unique triangular-shaped light are open to visitors from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The light itself is closed for safety reasons, including the dangers from flaking lead paint.
The light also is known as the Sullivan's Island lighthouse.
In addition to seeing the buildings, visitors can get a free commemorative poster designed for last year's 50th anniversary of the light. And the Save the Light organization will report on efforts to preserve the Morris Island lighthouse, now out of service, on the opposite side of Charleston Harbor.