Fort Sumter National Monument
There are many lighthouses throughout the National Park System, so you can imagine there will be many celebrations on August 7 to mark National Lighthouse Day. If you live in, or near, South Carolina, you can join the party at Fort Sumter National monument.
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago naval warfare history was marked when a Confederate submarine used a torpedo to sink the USS Housatonic in the waters near Fort Sumter. While that didn't mark a turning point in the Civil War, it did advance naval warfare.
A fun activity book filled with puzzles and history will help youngsters gain some insights to the Civil War.
An exhausted pygmy whale and her calf washed ashore last week near Charleston, South Carolina, and had to be euthanized. The mother whale was starving because she swallowed a plastic bag tossed from a boat.