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In 1562, the French explorer Jean Ribaut sailed into an impressive, deep harbor, where all the ships of the world could anchor in comfort, and gave it the appropriate name Port Royal. Ribaut built a settlement called Charlesfort and left behind twenty-seven Protestants to colonize the area... from lighthousefriends.com
In 1878, the United States built two lighthouses and a lighthouse keeper's home on Parris Island. The 45-foot tall Front Light was located on the southeastern tip of the island. Seen from the boardwalk, this area is the forested promontory to the right. The taller Rear Light was built in the center from hmdb.org
This 10,000 square foot museum is one of the largest in the southeast. Exhibits, displays, artifacts and papers depicting the colorful history of the station during the French, Spanish, Colonial, Revolutionary, War of 1812, Civil, and the Spanish American wars. Also, while at Parris Island, check i from 10best.com