The Real Story About the Harbour Town Lighthouse

To understand the real story behind Hilton Head Island’s iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, we need to travel back in time to 1949 when Charles Fraser’s father was part of a timber syndicate that bought two-thirds of the Island. As the story goes, in the summer of 1950 before starting his freshman year at Yale Law School, Fraser worked in his father’s island logging camp and fell in love with the area. In fact, so much so that he convinced his father to let him develop what is now Sea Pines.

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