- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A new $20 million park will have a replica of the ship sailed by the British captain for whom Hilton Head Island is named.

Capt. William Hilton landed on the island in 1663. His ship will be recreated in a play area in a new island park.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports (https://bit.ly/1LaKarh) that plans for the park were unveiled this week. The ship will have ladders, slides, a crow’s nest and replica cannon.

Coligny Park will also include swings, walking trails with exercise stations, a large pavilion and open space that can be used for special events.

The park also includes a new 3,500-square-foot building for a children’s museum. Construction is expected to begin next year after the summer tourist season.



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Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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