The Lighthouses’ New Look One of America's’ iconic lighthouses received a makeover earlier this month, and it’s looking sharper than ever! The Harbour Town Lighthouse has become a well-known structure thanks to the RBC Heritage annual golf tournament. You can find this destination on the beautiful Hilton Head Island of South Carolina. To celebrate their 50th anniversary of the golf tournament, the staff gave the lighthouse a whole new look: Plaid! They covered the famous candy-cane striped building in a new layer of plaid to match the patterns of the golfers. They created this pattern using removable vinyl that was about half a mile long. "Why," you ask? Big things are worth celebrating! Over the past 50 years, this has grown to be a huge event with numbers up to 130,000 for attendance in 2017. The tournament has hosted a ton of big names in golf, from Arnold Palmer in 1969 to Dustin Johnson this upcoming year. The idea was suggested about a year ago and through a little bit of research and hard work, the idea became a reality. To successfully give the lighthouse it’s temporary plaids, two gentlemen went through a series of trial and error using their tools. The winning technique included a blowtorch and a foam roller. They called it a “heat and roll” approach. The project took a collective 30 hours and was well worth the work put in, despite bumps along the way. The buildings’ new outfit will be there until late April, creating a small window of opportunity to see the beautiful lighthouse wearing its plaids!





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