Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

Hunting Island Lighthouse – Beaufort South Carolina
Built: 1859 – 167 Steps to the Top – View the surrounding area from 132′ above the State Park.

For me it’s hard to believe that something so large could have been built in a time before computers.  Built back during a time where people actually used pencil, paper and their minds to calculate the correct dimensions and to build something so majestic.  I look at the Hunting Island Lighthouse as a thing of beauty but in truth it was built as a safety measure to warn ships to stay away due to sandbars, currents and other wrecks.  Do you think you could take on a challenge to build something like this now?  No cranes, no CAD blueprints, just good old strong backs and lots of determination.  To me this is one BIG accomplishment!

 

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