Home at the Lighthouse

Home at the Lighthouse (HM2HWP)

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N 32° 22.519', W 80° 26.269'

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Children once played in the yard while their parents chopped firewood or hung laundry out to dry. Together, they tended a vegetable garden and gathered eggs from a chicken coop. With its outbuildings and a surrounding picket fence, this was once the lightkeepers' home.
After the lighthouse's 1933 decommissioning, the Civilian Conservation Corps used the house while starting work on Hunting Island State Park. A 1938 fire destroyed the building.
The house was built from pre-fabricated sections that were brought to the island by ship. Originally assembled a mile north of here in 1875, the large wooden house was moved to this site in 1890, following the relocation of the lighthouse.
Arranged as a three-family dwelling the two-story structure housed all light station staff and their families in twelve rooms.
Placed ByHunting Island State Park
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Date Added Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552884 N 3582176
Decimal Degrees32.37531667, -80.43781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.519', W 80° 26.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 31.14" N, 80° 26' 16.14" W
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