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5 Quick Facts! Seguin, Maine Lighthouse

5 Quick Facts! Seguin, Maine Lighthouse We put together 5 quick facts on the Seguin Lighthouse located in Seguin, Maine. The Seguin lighthouse sits on its own island. Ordered by President George Washington, Seguin Lighthouse was finished in 1795. Sits 186 feet above sea level. Seguin is Maine’s highes light. Also one of the oldest. The first keeper was Count John Polereczky. He had to buy his own supplies and received very little pay. He dies on Seguin boat less and penniless.

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Level 10 – Daufuskie Lighthouses

BLOODY POINT BAR RANGE LIGHTS Just across the sound from the Harbour Town Lighthouse, you can get a glimpse of one of the Daufuskie Lights, known as the Haig Point Range Light. It was one of two range lights situated on Daufuskie Island that worked together like the Hilton Head Rear and Front Range Lights. The Haig Point Range Lights were built in 1872; the rear range light was a combination of a lighthouse built on the keeper’s cottage. The light atop the keeper’s cottage rose to a height of 25 feet and was powered by a fifth order Fresnel lens with kerosene lamps in the center of the lens. The front range light was set on a pole far...

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Level 9

Level 9 HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE HiltonheadFor as long as man has gone down to the sea in ships, lighthouses have dotted the coastlines of the world. It has come to be known as a universal symbol of safety and comfort. In the Lowcountry there are five important lighthouses, each with its own history and purpose, yet all sharing in the task of bringing mariners safely home. It is fitting that this lighthouse at Harbour Town has come to be the symbol of Sea Pines Plantation, a community that has been designed around the comfort and safety of its inhabitants. The Harbour Town Lighthouse, at ninety feet above Calibogue Sound, is the first privately funded lighthouse to be built in this...

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Level 8

Level 8 THE HERITAGE CLASSIC In 1968, selected sports writers and golf periodicals received telegrams announcing a new tournament to be called “The Heritage Classic.” It was described as the first major professional golf tournament to be held directly on the Atlantic sea coast. As the telegrams went out, builders were working feverishly to prepare the new course in Sea Pines by famed golf course architect Pete Dye in consultation with one of the tour’s hottest young players, Jack Nicklaus. It was called the Harbour Town Golf Links, celebrating the location directly across from the harbor with a spectacular finishing 18th hole played directly toward the lighthouse. The editors of Golf Digest first described the 18th as “Horribly treacherous, a...

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Level 7

Level 7 CHARLES FRASER AND SEA PINES PLANTATION A little known part of this island’s history to visitors and residents alike when viewing this community, so brightly punctuated by the lighthouse, is that Charles Fraser’s vision for community building reverberated throughout the world. The idea that one could preserve the essential character of the land by developing it was entirely new to the cost-conscious development community. Fraser’s “Highest and Best Use” concept required large tracts of protected land, or “open space.” True, this land might have provided room for more houses or condominiums, but the essential character of the land would have been lost. “Highest and Best Use” meant finding ways to allow people to enjoy the natural beauty special...

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