What happened to the big red buoy on the beach?

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What happened to the big red buoy on the beach?

Posted By: Ron1960

Date Posted: 3/11/2018 4:22 PM



What happened to the large red buoy the washed up on Hilton Head after a hurricane last year? My wife sent me pictures of it when she was there for tennis in September. Did they ever get that thing off the beach or is it still there? I heard it was a big attraction and people came from all over to see it.

RE: What happened to the big red buoy on the beach?

Posted By: Will

Date Posted: 3/11/2018 4:51 PM



Ron1960,

Hello and welcome to the message board. Sadly, the large red Coast Guard buoy was moved mid-October. Someone mentioned that there was talk of replacing it with another, similar one. People loved it and I think a wedding was even held there. If I hear anything about plans to replace it, I'll post them.

Cheers,
Will

RE: What happened to the big red buoy on the beach?

Posted By: Dave

Date Posted: 3/11/2018 6:21 PM



They did put a replica of it between the Boathouse and the Dockside restaurants.

RE: What happened to the big red buoy on the beach?

Posted By: Ron1960

Date Posted: 3/12/2018 5:17 PM



That's disappointing. I am sure the Coast Guard was directed to remove the buoy from the beach. I wanted to see it for myself this summer. Is the replica near the Boathouse the same size as the beached one? It's better than nothing I suppose. Thank you both for the information.

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