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Saint Helena Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Island Delivery Service

 
 
Island Delivery Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
1. Island Delivery Service Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by Hunting Island State Park.
 
Location. 32° 22.533′ N, 80° 26.265′ W. Marker is in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from North Beach Road 0.6 miles north of Hunting Island Drive. Marker is located on the Hunting Island Light Station grounds in
Island Delivery Service Marker<br>(<i>wide view • delivery railcar in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
2. Island Delivery Service Marker
(wide view • delivery railcar in background)
Hunting Island State Park, near the lighthouse. 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. Harvesting Drinking Water (a few steps from this marker); Fuel for the Flame (a few steps from this marker); A Guiding Light (a few steps from this marker); Home at the Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Life-Saving Light Station (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. 8.1 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
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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