Hunting Island Light Station

Hunting Island Light Station (HMC6Q)

Location: St Helena Island, SC 29920 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.5', W 80° 26.264'

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The Hunting Island Lighthouse guidedmariners along the stretch of the SouthCarolina coast for many years. The firstlighthouse, constructed of brick andcompleted in 1859, was demolished byConfederate troops during the early daysof the Civil War.
This lighthouse, built of interlocking castiron plates,was completed in 1875. Thelight station was originally located on thenorthern end of the island, but severebeach erosion forced its relocation tothis site in 1889. The Hunting Island lightcontinued to aid navigators until 1933 whena buoy took over its function.
In addition to the lighthouse, the lightstation included housing for the staff,supplies and equipment necessary to keepthe light burning. Within this fence are the remaining original buildings and archaeologicaltraces of the Hunting Island Light Station.
(text at left)Help us preserve the the past
The hunting Island Light Station is listed onthe National Register of Historic Places asan important part of our nation's past.Please help us preserve it for future generations.Treat the buildings with respect and care. Diggingand the use of metal detectors are prohibited on the site.
HM NumberHMC6Q
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Placed ByHunting Island State Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552892 N 3582141
Decimal Degrees32.37500000, -80.43773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.5', W 80° 26.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 30.00" N, 80° 26' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22 N Beach Rd, St Helena Island SC 29920, US
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