Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum & Online Store http://harbourtownlighthouse.com Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:43:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jessica & Matthew http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/jessica-matthew/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/jessica-matthew/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:41:36 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=3871 See more of this amazing wedding at http://theweddingrow.com/jessica-matthew-harbour-town-lighthouse/

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http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/3638/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/3638/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:04:09 +0000 https://harbourtownlighthouse.com/?p=3638 Visit Lighthouse Realty to learn more about property available on Hilton Head or Bluffton.

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5 Quick Facts! Seguin, Maine Lighthouse http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/seguin-maine-lighthouse-facts/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/seguin-maine-lighthouse-facts/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:37:52 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=3124 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 [...]

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We put together 5 quick facts on the Seguin Lighthouse located in Seguin, Maine.

  1. The Seguin lighthouse sits on its own island.
  2. Ordered by President George Washington, Seguin Lighthouse was finished in 1795.
  3. Sits 186 feet above sea level.
  4. Seguin is Maine’s highes light. Also one of the oldest.
  5. 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.
Seguin Lighthouse - Seguin Maine

Seguin Lighthouse Photo Credit to: seguinisland.org

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5 Quick Facts! Presque Isle, Michigan http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/5-quick-facts-presque-isle-michigan/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/5-quick-facts-presque-isle-michigan/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:18:37 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=3120 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 [...]

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We’ve got 5 Fast Facts for you about Presque Isle, Michigan:

  1. Presque Isle boasts 4 unique sentinels in close proximity.
  2. The Presque Isle sentinels are: Old Presque Isle lighthouse, New Presque Isle lighthouse, and a pair of range lights.
  3. New Presque Isle lighthouse is 113 feet tall.
  4. New Presque Isle lighthouse has a 3rd order Fresnel lens.
  5. The lighthouses on Presque Isle are vital aids to navigation for vessels headed to Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse Photo Credit to: http://www.michigan.org

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse Photo Credit to: http://www.michigan.org

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5 Quick Facts – Oak Island, North Carolina http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/5-quick-facts-oak-island-north-carolina/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/5-quick-facts-oak-island-north-carolina/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:02:01 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=3118 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 [...]

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We have 5 fast and fun facts about the Oak Island Lighthouse located on Oak Island, North Carolina.

  1. Oak Island Lighthouse is located at the entrance to the Cape Fear River.
  2. Oak Island is the most brilliant beacon in the United States.
  3. Completed in 1958.
  4. 169 feet tall.
  5. The walls are merely 8 inches thick from top to bottom.

 

Oak Island Lighthouse

Oak Island Lighthouse Photo Credit to: http://www.lighthousefriends.com

 

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Three lighthouses you might know nothing about! http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/three-lighthouses-you-might-know-nothing-about/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/three-lighthouses-you-might-know-nothing-about/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:56:43 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=3047 MORRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA

- The first sentinel on Morris Island was completed in 1876. Sadly, this lighthouse was a casualty of the Civil War. After the war, funds were appropriated for the rebuilding of the lighthouse. Because of the constantly shifting tides, all the buildings around Morris Island

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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

St. Joseph North Pier Photo Credit to: http://www.cyberlights.com

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 line up with the channel.

 

 

MORRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA

Morris Island Photo Credit to: http://www.lighthousefriends.com

MORRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA

–  The first sentinel on Morris Island was completed in 1876. Sadly, this lighthouse was a casualty of the Civil War. After the war, funds were appropriated for the rebuilding of the lighthouse. Because of the constantly shifting tides, all the buildings around Morris Island Lighthouse have been destroyed. Even so, the lighthouse was automated in 1938 and the first order Fresnel lens was removed. In 1962, the lighthouse was decommissioned due to the fact that the over 1600 feet of land around the lighthouse has been swept away. The lighthouse was due to be destroyed, but local citizens fought to protect it. To this day, it still stands as efforts are still continuing to help save the beacon.

 

 

 

 

SOUTH HAVEN PIER LIGHT MICHIGAN

South Haven Pier Light Photo Credit to: http://www.lakeeffectliving.com

SOUTH HAVEN PIER LIGHT, MICHIGAN

–  The Black River in Michigan was the primary source for moving logs to the mill’s at the river’s mouth. The demand was high, so it was important for the area to make improvements to the harbor to make sure business flourished. In 1861, a group of business men decided it was time to make some improvements . Two piers were constructed to protrude out into the lake. The channel between the piers was then dredged to accommodate the many lumber hookers. Then in 1870, the construction of the South Haven Light began. It was an open 30’ wood tower topped by an octagonal cast iron lantern. To protect the keeper from storms and provide a lifeline for the length of the pier, a 75’ long wooden walkway was also constructed.  The lighthouse has since been replaced with a prefabricated steel tower and the piers have also been improved. South Haven is still an active aid to navigation today.

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Ten Reasons to Visit the Harbourtown Lighthouse NOW! http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/ten-reasons-to-visit-the-harbourtown-lighthouse-now/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/ten-reasons-to-visit-the-harbourtown-lighthouse-now/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:04:19 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=2991 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 [...]

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Harbourtown Lighthouse at Night

  1. October brings mild temperatures to Hilton Head Island, making the climb to the top much cooler for you!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Glow Series.
  5. Included with each climb to the top is an almost guaranteed viewing of some playful Bottlenose Dolphins in the Calibogue Sound.
  6. If you are an avid pressed penny collector, we have FIVE machines with a total of 9 different designs!!
  7. October brings many exciting festivals to Hilton Head Island and Bluffton.
  8. The beaches are less crowded AND the water is still warm when visiting the Harbout town Lighthouse in October!
  9. Each time you visit the Harbourtown Lighthouse Museum, you are likely to see something new. We are constantly adding things to our museum to make it more enjoyable for you and your family.
  10. SALE going on now! With every $30 purchase (In-store ONLY), you will receive a FREE custom-made Harbourtown Lighthouse Kaleidoscope.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

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Bill Littell http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/bill-littell/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/bill-littell/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:22:18 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=2806 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, [...]

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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

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Axelrod’s Wedding http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/axelrod/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/axelrod/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:38:25 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=1704 Michelle and Andy Axelrod had a romantic wedding ceremony at the top of Harbour Town Lighthouse followed by a gorgeous reception at the Harbour Town Yacht Club rooftop.

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Curry’s Wedding http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/curry/ http://harbourtownlighthouse.com/curry/#comments Sat, 12 May 2012 01:16:07 +0000 http://72.52.170.149/~harbourtownlight/?p=789 Why did we choose the Harbour Town Lighthouse to have our wedding? Hilton Head Island was the first place we traveled to together after we met. We toured the island and fell in love with it especially Harbour Town and its famous Lighthouse. Two years later after deciding to get married we couldn’t agree on [...]

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Why did we choose the Harbour Town Lighthouse to have our wedding?

Hilton Head Island was the first place we traveled to together after we met. We toured the island and fell in love with it especially Harbour Town and its famous Lighthouse. Two years later after deciding to get married we couldn’t agree on where to have the wedding. Then, like a light bulb coming on over our heads, the Lighthouse came to mind; it was calling us back! Not knowing at that time if the Lighthouse even allowed weddings to be performed, we took a chance and asked. This is when we talked to and eventually met Nadia. She welcomed us with open arms and handled everything from beginning to end! When our special day came Nadia and her staff made it a day that we will never forget!!!

~We return each year to “our Lighthouse” and the same welcoming smiles from our Lighthouse friends.~

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