Governor’s Lighthouse – Little River, South Carolina
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Located in the small fishing village of Little River, the Governor’s Lighthouse was commissioned in 1984 by Governor Richard Riley. This small, aptly-named lighthouse was built to honor all South Carolina governors, past and present.
The Governor’s Lighthouse is a facsimile lighthouse, meaning that it was not built by a government agency and cannot be used as a navigational aid. Despite this fact, it’s still a prominent local landmark and brings many visitors to the Little River area.
SCIWAY thanks Scott Hoffman of Green Sea, an unincorporated community near Loris, for this photo he took on November 3, 2010.
Scott writes: “We had some friends in from Missouri making their first visit to South Carolina. We were taking them out fishing, but it was a rough day on the sea and we had to turn around and come back. Our guests were thrilled at seeing this beautiful lighthouse — it was the highlight of the day.”