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HUNTING ISLAND LIGHT

State: SOUTH CAROLINA
Location: HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK
Nearest City: BEAUFORT
County: BEAUFORT
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1859


Hunting Island Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK LINED
  • Markings/Patterns: TOP THIRD BLACK, WHITE BELOW
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 136
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1875
  • Present Optic: MODERN AID
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1994
  • Height of Focal Plane: 140
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1859
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition: DESTROYED DURING CIVIL WAR IN 1862
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1863
  • Construction Materials: IRON/CEMENT
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED)
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: FARMHOUSE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS, OIL HOUSE, CISTERN

Current Use: STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND TOURISM

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #70000561
Name of Listing: HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1977

Miscellaneous:
TOWER MOVED DUE TO EROSION IN 1889; INTERIOR RENOVATED 1991



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