Island Delivery Service

Island Delivery Service (HM2HWR)

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N 32° 22.533', W 80° 26.265'

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With no bridges to Hunting Island, all supplies—whether oil for the lighthouse's lamp or books for the lightkeeper's family—had to come by boat from the mainland. In 1889, a wharf was built at Johnson Creek and 3,000 feet of-wooden tracks were laid connecting it to the compound here.
A small railcar like this replica could then bring the load overland to the station. To move it, a man had to pump a large lever on the attached handcar, but that was easier than lugging goods by hand for more than half a mile!
Originally built to facilitate relocating the light station to this site, the tramcar was also used when the Civilian Conservation Corps was building Hunting Island State Park in the 1930s.
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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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552890 N 3582202
Decimal Degrees32.37555000, -80.43775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.533', W 80° 26.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 31.98" N, 80° 26' 15.9" W
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