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Bass Head

The headland fronting on the Atlantic Ocean near the line between Leamington and Shipyard Plantations is designated on most of the old maps of Hilton Head as Bass Head, apparently honoring the well known perch-like fish so esteemed for food and frequently caught here.  It has no other recorded name.

Peeples, Robert E. H., An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p. 2

Hilton Head Lighthouse

38BU1159 Palmetto Dunes Plantation, Leamington  The Federal government retained sufficient acreage of confiscated Leamington Plantation to erect a lighthouse and two lighthouse keepers cottages in 1861.  On nearby Broad Creek, where Leamington and Shipyard Plantations met, a dock was built in order to land supplies for the maintenance of the lighthouse and for the World War II Camp McDougel.  The dock burned and the keeper's cottages have been relocated to Harbour Town. South Carolina Institute of A & A original listing Hilton Head Lighthouse was placed at Bass Head Beach now part of Palmetto Dunes.  When the two lighthouse keepers' cottages were moved to

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