Fort Ripley Shoal Light (Middle Ground Light), Charleston, South Carolina
FORT RIPLEY SHOAL (MIDDLE GROUND) LIGHT
Location: In 8 feet of water, on Middle Ground between South Channel and Folly Island Channel, Charleston Harbor.
Station Established: 1 December 1878
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit:
Tower Shape/Markings/Pattern: White hexagonal screw-pile structure; piles brown; lantern, yellow.
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER
Characteristic: Fixed red
Fog Signal: Yes, bell struck by machinery every 10 seconds.
- Established in 1878.
- Deactivated in 1932.