Can you imagine the symbol of our island, the iconic, octagonal Hilton Head Lighthouse at Harbour Town, painted a different color than the bright, candy-cane red and white we all know and love?
“Charles Fraser would roll over in his grave if he had seen it a few years ago when it looked like a more burnished red,” said William B. Whalley, chuckling.
“Charles always knew what he wanted, and he wanted it to be a bright red, not a subdued red.”
Whalley should know. He is one of the people who helped build the towering structure overlooking the island at Calibogue Sound.
Through Whalley’s family, the lighthouse, in its own roundabout way, has royal connections.