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Hilton Head Range Rear Light

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Year first constructed  1879
Deactivated  1932
Construction  Cast Iron
Opened  1879
Material  Cast iron
Year first lit  1880
Foundation  Concrete Footings
Height  26 m
Phone  +1 843-785-1106
Hilton Head Range Rear Light
Location  Hole 15, Arthur Kills Golf Course Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Address  Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Leamington Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
Similar  Cape Romain Lighthouses, Georgetown Light, Hunting Island Light, Charleston Light, Haig Point Range Lights

Hilton head rear range or leamington lighthouse


The Rear Lighthouse of Hilton Head Range Light Station, which is also called Leamington Lighthouse is an inactive light station on Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina. In 1983, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

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The light station was built by the U.S. Lighthouse Board in 1879 to 1880. It is a cast-iron, skeleton tower on six concrete piers. The hexagonal base is 30 ft (9.1 m) in diameter. There is a central, cylindrical stair tower with a spiral staircase. The hexagonal watch room and lantern has a wooden structure. The focal plane of the lantern is 87 ft (27 m) above its base and 92 ft (28 m) above mean sea level. The tower was covered with wooden sheathing, which was later covered with sheet metal. This sheathing has been removed.

The tower originally had Hains oil lamps, which were replaced in 1893 with Funck-Heap lamps. The station was deactivated in 1932. The front range light was moveable to compensate for the shifting channel. It is no longer in existence. The brick oil house standard near the tower. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has information and pictures of the tower.

The keeper's house was cut in two and moved to Harbour Town in Hilton Head. The tower is located on hole 15 of the Arthur Hills Golf Course.

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Hilton Head Range Rear Light Wikipedia


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