Saint Helena Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Guiding Light
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.
Erected by Hunting Island State Park.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
Location. 32° 22.534′ N, 80° 26.255′ W. Marker is in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena Island SC 29920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fuel for the Flame (here, next to this marker); Island Delivery Service (a few steps from this marker); Harvesting Drinking Water (a few steps from this marker); A Life-Saving Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Home at the Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunting Island Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of Ease (approx. 8.1 miles away); Penn School (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Helena Island.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Hunting Island Lighthouse
Also see . . . Hunting Island Light (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.