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Up Here, the Hunting Island Lighthouse and its Lightkeepers tells the Hunting Island Lighthouse story in full detail for the first time, with breathtaking photos and never-before-published drawings.


Welcome to the Lighthouse

The history and the mystery of the Hunting Island Lighthouse is fascinating to learn. The Lighthouse was built in 1859, then demolished just a few years later during the Civil War to prevent use by Union troops. Included here, shown for the first time, are the architectural drawings by Johannes Pelz when the lighthouse was rebuilt in 1873. You’ll learn about its lightkeepers and how they lived, surviving all manner of adventures, storms and hurricanes. With its dramatic black and white coloring and moveable design, the lighthouse has witnessed the Atlantic waves caress the shores and storms unleash their fury. Amid this chaos, the Hunting Island Lighthouse remains resolute, a symbol of enduring hope and guidance.

Every purchase benefits Friends of Hunting Island projects; to include the 2024 restoration of the 1875 Fresnel Lens.

Up Here–Hardback

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