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HILTON HEAD RANGE REAR (LEAMINGTON) LIGHT

State: SOUTH CAROLINA
Location: HILTON HEAD ISLAND
Nearest City: BEAUFORT
County: BEAUFORT
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1877


Hilton Head Range Rear Light
Photo courtesy Mrs. A. Griswold-Boxley
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1880
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1932
  • Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE FOOTINGS
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SKELETAL PYRAMIDAL W/CENTRAL CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 94
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: SODIUM VAPOR (DECORATIVE)
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1985
  • Height of Focal Plane: 136
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO; RELOCATED TO HARBOR

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1892), CISTERNS

Current Use: RESORT ATTRACTION

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #85003349
Name of Listing: REAR LIGHTHOUSE OF HILTON HEAD RANGE LT STAT.
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
FRONT RANGE WAS DEMOLISHED; REAR RANGE RESTORED IN 1985 BY GREENWOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, PARENT COMPANY OF PALMETTO DUNES



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