The history of the Cainhoy Peninsula UPDATED

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:14 p.m.

As a way of introduction for those of you who donít know me, I have written extensively on the history of the East Cooper area and for some years have been researching Wando River and Cainhoy peninsula history. Unapologetically, I admit that I probably know more about the Cainhoy regionís history than anyone else at the moment. As I was attempting …

In Lowcountry, natural history intertwines with social history

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 10:47 a.m.

I walked the Old Bridge recently, bundled up against the cold, dodging intermittent showers, watching the east wind carry a pewter-walled squall line …

Breach Inlet: A place of deceptive beauty

Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:06 a.m.

One of the more outstanding bits of information I found in my research on the islands was a very early statute about Breach Inlet. In 1733, an act called for “the making of a navigable cut near the passage called the Breach, now stopped up by the sea.” It stated that a deeper cut was needed to allow seaside planters to more easily …

Isle of Palms was once a plantation

Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:43 p.m.

In my recent research on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, I discovered a whole new batch of what I call “hooey boy” history, …

Lowcountry’s orange groves gone with the frost

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 8:52 a.m.

Here’s something to think about while you’re enjoying that cool glass of frozen-fresh orange juice with your morning paper. Imagine …

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