Morris Island Station Site

Unknown, SC

Also known as Morris Island

The Morris Island Station Site site was established in 1885


This is not an active site. It was active 1885-1894


This site was closed (in) 1894


This is the original site location


Designation number: NA

Station closed in 1894 and replaced by Station Sullivans Island. 1885 station house does not survive.

Station Site Notes:

1884 proposals invited; 1885 completed and receiving equipment; 1886 put into operation (USLSS Annual Reports). The diversion of the main ship channel at Charleston Harbor, SC from the vicinity of Morris Island to that of Sullivan's Island rendered the Morris Island Life Saving Station too remote to afford prompt assistance to vessels encountering disaster while entering or leaving port through the new channel. Therefore, it was decided in 1894 to build a new station on Sullivan's Island. The station was completed on August 1, 1895; in 1934 the Coast Guard was granted a permit by the War Department to construct and operate a pier, wharf, boat hoist, and boat shelter, on Fort Moultrie Military Reservation. With the closing of Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island Lifeboat Station was able to add the existing pier and boathouse to the station (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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