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Three lighthouses you might know nothing about!

Three lighthouses you might know nothing about! Below are brief histories about three lighthouses you might not know anything about! St. Joseph North Pier, Morris Island and South Haven Pier Light. ST. JOSEPH NORTH PIER, MICHIGAN –  Before the towers of St. Joseph North Pier were built, Captain Pickering hung lanterns from his home window to warn passing ships on Lake Michigan to turn inland to head up the St. Joseph River.  Captain Pickering’s lanterns lighted the way for ships from 1832 until 1859 when the first lighthouse was erected. This lighthouse was used for 47 years until a new pier light replaced it in 1906.  In 1907 a sister light was constructed so that the two beacons could accurately...

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Ten Reasons to Visit the Harbourtown Lighthouse NOW!

Ten Reasons to Visit the Harbourtown Lighthouse NOW! October brings mild temperatures to Hilton Head Island, making the climb to the top much cooler for you! Visiting the Harbourtown Lighthouse in October also brings a smaller crowd than the previous months, making your visit more leisurely and enjoyable for those who do not care for crowds. Even though our busy season is coming to a close, there are still many activities going on throughout the up-coming Holiday Season when visiting the Harbourtown Lighthouse. We have an extensive collection of Harbour Lights lighthouse collectibles for sale in our gift shop.  Every piece we carry is retired and comes with paperwork. We carry the Founder’s Collection as well as some Limited Editions and open...

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Bill Littell

Bill Littell Bill Littell has been a resident of Hilton Head Island since 1975. Prior to his arrival to the island, he owned a studio in downtown Philadelphia. Doing business as IWL Photography he opened a studio on the island in 1980. With his wife Chris, they have photographed over 1000 weddings and countless portraits of families, children, and pets. Bill has always had an interest in the history of the island and has collected many photographs from the Civil War to the early days of Sea Pines. Bill Littell IWL Photography 130 Arrow Rd, Suite 103 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 843-785-6565 iwlphoto.com

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5 Quick Facts – Oak Island, North Carolina

5 Quick Facts – Oak Island, North Carolina We have 5 fast and fun facts about the Oak Island Lighthouse located on Oak Island, North Carolina. Oak Island Lighthouse is located at the entrance to the Cape Fear River. Oak Island is the most brilliant beacon in the United States. Completed in 1958. 169 feet tall. The walls are merely 8 inches thick from top to bottom.

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5 Quick Facts! Presque Isle, Michigan

5 Quick Facts! Presque Isle, Michigan We’ve got 5 Fast Facts for you about Presque Isle, Michigan: Presque Isle boasts 4 unique sentinels in close proximity. The Presque Isle sentinels are: Old Presque Isle lighthouse, New Presque Isle lighthouse, and a pair of range lights. New Presque Isle lighthouse is 113 feet tall. New Presque Isle lighthouse has a 3rd order Fresnel lens. The lighthouses on Presque Isle are vital aids to navigation for vessels headed to Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

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