A Guiding Light

A Guiding Light (HM2HWT)

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N 32° 22.534', W 80° 26.255'

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Just as this tower is a silent witness to your visit here today, it has watched over Hunting Island since 1875. It is the second lighthouse on the island—the first was destroyed during the Civil War—and this is its second location.
When it was originally built on the northern end of the island, concerns about severe erosion prompted a remarkable design: the tower was engineered to be moveable! Within fourteen years, the ocean threatened its old site and the lighthouse was disassembled and relocated here.
Its light, piercing the night 140 feet above sea level, was visible seventeen miles out to sea.
The lighthouse, moved to this site in 1889, was deactivated in 1933.
Placed ByHunting Island State Park
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Date Added Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552905 N 3582204
Decimal Degrees32.37556667, -80.43758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.534', W 80° 26.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 32.04" N, 80° 26' 15.3" W
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