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Around in Circles

The circumnavigation of Edisto Island

Murder on Edisto

Book excerpt by C. Hope Clark

A Place to Explore Edisto Beach State Park

Sunny Side Plantation A family legacy

The One That Got Away Quail hunting on Edisto


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Mission Impossible! (Cue the music.) This past year we set out to explore the rest of Edisto. Our goal was to see every foot of shoreline, and we would do it by kayak. People thought we were crazy. Our adventure was exactly that, but it was thrilling! We floated like tiny specks in a massive river, completely alone in an area devoid of any trace of human activity. It was awe-inspiring to see the other side of Edisto (literally). It was an adventure we will never forget and I encourage you all to discover it for yourself. In other exciting news, EXPLORE Edisto has launched a tour app for mobile devices. Follow along with walking and driving tours and learn about the ecology, history and culture! We are so excited to be able to keep you up-to-date and informed about the island. I hope you enjoy this year’s magazine as much as we enjoyed making it. Please be sure to check out our website for more articles, videos and podcasts. Find us on Facebook and tell us what you think about this year’s edition! With much appreciation and gratitude,

Julie Gyselinck Editor in Chief

2015 EXPLORE Edisto photo contest winner Angie DuRant for her photo of Eli and Joshua. Congratulations!


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Welcome to Edisto – Beach Rules Sunny Side Around in Circles State Park The One That Got Away Murder on Edisto Edisto Beach Map

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EDITOR IN CHIEF

Julie Gyselinck jgyselinck@atwoodvacations.com ASSISTANT EDITOR

Caroline Matheny cmatheny@atwoodvacations.com ART DIRECTOR

Craig McLaughlin craig@mclaughlin-design.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Caroline Matheny CONTRIBUTORS

Hope C. Clark Ashby Gale Julie Gyselinck PHOTOGRAPHY

Caroline Matheny Ashby Gale

COVER PHOTO

Caroline Matheny

PHOTO BY CAROLINE MATHENY

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EXPLORE edisto is published annually by Atwood Vacations Real Estate, 495 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438. Please send letters and/or comments to info@exploreedisto.com. We are always looking for contributors for our future issues. If you have an interesting story to share or would like to advertise in EXPLORE edisto, please contact Julie Gyselinck. ©2015 Atwood Vacations Real Estate. All rights reserved.


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Welcome to Edisto How knowing the Beach Rules can make for a better vacation experience.

ATWOOD THANKS YOU FOR VISITING our beautiful island town of Edisto. We know how much the beach means to the families who come here year after year and for our first timers alike. If you are like many of us, you have been to many beaches, but none compare to Edisto. Even though most beach communities strive to care for and maintain their beaches as well as keep their guests and residents safe, each town is different in what it allows to occur on their beach. Please make sure to carefully read and follow the Edisto Beach rules as they may be different from what you believe.

THANK YOU! ENJOY YOUR STAY!

Edisto Beach prohibits the following on the beach: Glass containers Open fires Littering Motorized vehicles Motorized water craft Remember, there are NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY. Please swim with a buddy & never while intoxicated.

Sailboats on sand dunes or grassy areas of dunes Parking on sand dunes

Dogs off leash May 1 thru Oct. 31 and owners must clean up pet excrement Leaving holes on beach larger than 12 inches Disturbing or hanging items on sand fencing Disturbing, damaging, trampling or removing vegetation that stabilizes dunes


SUNNY SIDE WRITTEN by JULIE GYSELINCK PHOTOGRAPHS by CAROLINE MATHENY

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SUNNY SIDE PLANTATION IS PERCHED UPON ITS OWN TWO ACRE ISLAND ON THE NORTHWEST BANK OF EDISTO, WHERE IT HOUSES ITS VERY SPECIAL OWNER — A PAIR JOINED TOGETHER BY FATE. THE CURRENT OWNER IS A MEMBER OF A CLUB WHOSE NUMBERS ARE PERPETUALLY DWINDLING, YET SHE IS AS JOYFUL AND HAPPY AS HER HOME’S SUNNY NAME DESCRIBES. FOR YOU SEE, SUNNY SIDE PLANTATION, BUILT SHORTLY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR AROUND 1868, IS OWNED AND OCCUPIED BY DIRECT DESCENDANTS OF ITS ORIGINAL BUILDER, TOWNSEND MIKELL, AND HAS BEEN SINCE HIS DEATH.

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The first successful plantation to

a family estate would make any

copula that is winged to the left

operate on the newly established

preservationist green with envy.

and right with dual widows’ walks;

wage system, Townsend Mikell’s

In a day and age when it’s unusual

Sunny Side at first glance appears to

Sunny Side Plantation consisted

to live in one house for more than

belong on a blustery New England

of 700 acres and a cotton gin. The

20 years, Sunny Side has witnessed

shoreline. But the deep set porches

gin’s foundation is still visible on

the births, weddings and deaths of

hugging its main floor and the hov-

the little island, situated just to the

almost every one of Mikell’s off-

ering grand oaks holding back cur-

left of the big house. Throughout

spring. The family history is liter-

tains of Spanish moss smother it in

the past 150 years, the family of

ally written on its walls.

southern ambiance and grace.

Townsend Mikell has maintained

Sprawling 4,000 square feet and

Current owner and direct de-

the original 700-acre tract. Keep-

three stories high, Sunny Side fea-

scendant of Townsend Mikell is

ing it within the safety of the fami-

tures an architectural styling that

Carroll Belser. Her petite frame is

ly, the tracts do get smaller with the

is not your typical southern plan-

dwarfed by the towering ceilings

divisions of each generation, but

tation. The mansard style roof on

and massive doors as she strolls

this concerted effort to maintain

the second story is topped with a

through the modern kitchen ad-

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dition into the dining room. She

kept the house a few degrees cooler

Each telephone would have been

explains the first thing she and her

in the radiant Edisto summertime

miles apart and used primarily for

husband did to the home when

also worked against keeping the in-

emergency situations or important

she inherited it was to have central

habitants warm in the winter. De-

messages. With the obsession over

heat and air put in. “They went

spite the multiple fireplaces on all

our personal smart phones today,

through quite a few saw blades

floors, warmth in the wintertime

it’s almost unfathomable to imag-

cutting the openings for the vents!”

would have been a luxury.

ine walking a few miles to relay a

Carroll laughed and pulled out a

Where the central heat and

piece of tongue and groove wood

air has only just become a new

Townsend Mikell’s descendants,

flooring. The 150-year-old piece of

(though infrequently used) luxury

Carroll Belser, Gale Thompson,

heart of pine was over two inches

to the Sunny Side house, Townsend

and Ritchie Belser, spent a lot of

thick. It was just a small peek at

Mikell was a fan of the latest tech-

time growing up in the stately home

the quality of materials and level

nologies, an innovator, and a com-

their father, Ritchie H. Belser, had

of craftsmanship that went into

munity leader. He was the first on

inherited. A surgeon in Charles-

the home. When the decision was

Edisto to utilize tiled drain fields

ton and the fourth of his siblings,

made by Carroll’s grandmother to

to sweep away excess water from

Ritchie inherited the home in the

add windows to the dining room,

his crops. Some of these drain

1960s. The old fashioned rule of

multiple chainsaws were sacrificed

fields are still visible today. When

heir apparent doesn’t seem to have

to create the openings where the

the telephone came to use on the

applied to this family much at all.

windows would go. The amount of

mainland, Mikell was the voice

Perhaps that is the contributing

care and craftsmanship given dur-

negotiating the service to come to

factor to the family’s ability to stick

ing the home’s building is apparent

Edisto. Sunny Side was the first of

together and maintain the origi-

all around. The thick walls that

four homes to have a telephone.

nal tract in its entirety over many

message or alert of an emergency.

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generations. While each person inherits a parcel, the heavy weight of responsibility of a massive and aging home cannot be taken lightly. Carroll, even though she is the oldest of three, confessed she had no idea until much later in life that she would inherit the house. She reveals it’s not just inheriting a home. “It is a responsibility to the history of the home and to our family. We are obligated to keep it ready and open for family

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in the case of a death or wedding and all holidays. But it’s not too hard to keep it ready, since it’s just the two of us!” Carroll was and always has been a huge supporter of the Edisto Island Open Land Trust. Currently 50 percent of Edisto Island is protected under conservation easement. Carroll wanted the same

dreams

for Sunny Side. She admits that her father

make all the difference.

was a hard sell on it at first. Eventually she convinced him of the need to protect Sunny Side and its 60 acres against development. The plantation was placed in conservation before his death. When it comes to the home’s care and well-being, Carroll always wonders what her daddy would have done. All in all she thinks he would be pleased with the care she has given to the grand old home. Sunny Side Plantation shines on its little island, partially from the sun and partially because it

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is so loved by one very, very lucky family. Please be respectful and remember that Sunny Side is a private and full time residence. The home is occasionally on tour through events with the Edisto Island Museum or the Edisto Island Open Land

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 DAWNED MISTY AND CRISP. AT DAWHOO LANDING, OUR BREATH BILLOWED OUT IN CLOUDS AS WE UNLOADED THREE KAYAKS FROM THE BOTANY BAY ECOTOUR PICKUP TRUCK. FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS, THE KAYAKS WOULD BE HOME BASE FOR EXPLORE EDISTO. CAROLINE MATHENY, ADELIA “DILLY” HANCOCK AND I PLANNED TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE ISLAND AND BEACH BY WATER.

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What started out as a joke,

tide for the trip down to West-

and left our guide, Meg Hoyle,

while brainstorming adventure

bank, ingoing tide for the trip

behind to catch up with us later

ideas, became a reality. Why not

up the South Edisto toward Bai-

in the day via boat.

try to circumnavigate the island?

ley Island. As far as crossing the

The weather couldn’t have

It is an island after all. How long

beachfront, we just hoped for

been better, the sky more blue or

could it take? We would docu-

calm water!

the water more calm. We planned

ment our adventure with photos

Our first stop was Westbank

for the trip to take three days, as-

and videos to be broadcast via

Plantation, where we planned to

suming we would take breaks

social media. Meg Hoyle helped

spend the night. Approximately

and ride in the boat some. That

plot the course and we secured

nine miles of river ran between

assumption was correct.

campsites. Dates were picked ac-

us and our first stop. Launching

Day one started out with a fast

cording to the tides that would

with an outgoing tide, we point-

three-hour trip down the river to

work with our course; outgoing

ed our boats under the bridge

Westbank Creek. However, once

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we left the North Edisto River,

from our little bobbing boats was

resolute in our decision to finish.

we fought for every inch of dis-

one experience we will not soon

The amount of dirt caked to us

tance. Just as the tide flowed out,

forget. Accompanied by wildlife

and salt in our hair created the

we ventured down the North

both above and below, we were

appearance of an apocalypse

Edisto; the water flowed out of

encouraged to press on. Exhaust-

survivor. We started discussing

Westbank Creek with equal vig-

ed at times, we would climb into

jumping in the river to clean off.

or. A distance that could have

the boat and rest. For the next

Trepidation about the deep wa-

been no more than one-sixteenth

two days, we took turns resting,

ter and swift current of the river

of a mile from the mouth of the

with one person rotating out as

stopped us from leaping in feet

creek to the dock proved to be

two continued to paddle.

first. We established a plan to get

the hardest paddling of the trip.

Night two found us camping in

in one at a time with our life vests

Like wading through wet cement

the forest on Bailey Island. Meg

on and a rope tied to the dock.

with a 50-pound weight on your

made sure we were tucked in and

We rationalized that two of us

ankles, it was almost impossible.

safe, then left us to our own de-

could pull the other up onto the

A short distance that would have

vices. Sunburnt, sore and deliri-

dock. Alive with the thought of

taken two minutes to walk, took

ously tired, we flopped down on

getting in that cool, clean water,

us 45 minutes of constant pad-

the ground in the dirt by the fire.

we practically skipped all the

dling against a heaving current,

Somehow it seemed like we had

way down the long dock, only

fighting to keep us out.

been at it for weeks at this point.

to discover the life vests and

We woke up the next morning

rope had left us the night before.

To see every mile of shoreline

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Dreams dashed, we ambled back to the campsite feeling sad and even dirtier than before. As luck would have it, we found a broken 5-gallon bucket in the woods and drug it down to the dock and filled it with brackish river water. One lucky fisherman out there witnessed the saddest bird bath known to man. To you, sir, my deepest apologies. With the boats packed up on day three, we departed Bailey Island and headed across the St. Helena Sound to Pine Island. This deserted island reveals an impressive beach at low tide but changes face drastically at high tide. Here we rested, walking the beach and discussing the habitability of the island. We were sure there was an Edisto native out there that could handle the chore with ease; we, however, were not up to even considering spending one more night without a hot shower and clean clothes. Before we got on the boat to

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head north we pulled out the

to pull in a number of shrimp and

various locations, at times feeling

cast net to see if we could get

even a Mantis shrimp, aka The

like a floating speck in the mas-

any shrimp. We got a few smaller

Thumb Splitter. This peculiar

sive stretch of water all around us.

specimens with each cast, tossing

little creature was the showstop-

The wildness of the estuaries was

them back into their salty homes

per of our trip. Yes, we are easily

stunning. The river controlled

when we were done inspecting

amused, but he was fascinating!

the show and changed things up

them. On the boat and much

Our trip north back toward the

as she saw fit. Out of nowhere a

further up the South Edisto, we

Dawhoo Bridge and our starting

sand bar that stretched almost all

stopped and threw the cast net

point was spent mostly in the big

the way across the river appeared

into the mud banks and were able

boat. We got out and paddled in

with

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What


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the river almost perfectly in half. Our guide, Meg took her time and expertly navigated the obstruction. If we had been in anything but a flat bottomed boat, we would have been in trouble until the tide changed. We then cut down past the Jehossee Island Plantation. This fresh water portion of the river is home to a multitude of alligators. Their little heads would pop up out of the reeds in suspicion as we neared, and they would slowly slide into the water. Out of our sight, but not out of our minds. The average size for the alligators we saw was about 4 feet long, nose to tail. Not big enough to be scary, but it sure made us wonder where the big ones were!

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As our trip around Edisto came to an end, we reflected, through our exhaustion, about the vast wilderness that spread out all around us and the amazing array of wildlife we encountered. Explore Edisto got the great privilege of seeing all sides of Edisto. I recommend to everyone: step away from the sand and take a look at what really makes Edisto worth exploring. There is more to it than just the beach. To learn more about Explore Edisto or to plan an adventure of your own, check out our website at Exploreedisto.com and make sure to like us on Facebook!

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EDISTO BEACH

STATE PARK WRITTEN by ASHBY GALE PHOTOGRAPHS by ASHBY GALE


HAVE YOU EVER WALKED ALONG THE SHORES OF EDISTO IN SEARCH OF THAT PERFECT SAND DOLLAR OR EVER ELUSIVE SHARK TOOTH? HOW ABOUT THE CURIOSITY THAT AROSE WHEN YOU SAW THAT GRACEFUL BIRD IN THE SALT MARSH — THE ONE WITH THE SNOW WHITE FEATHERS AND THE LONG SLENDER NECK? NOW TRY TO IMAGINE THOSE SAME SHORES, MARSHES AND BIRDS WITHOUT THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE. NOT A PRETTY SIGHT. THOSE VERY SCENIC BACKDROPS ARE WHAT EDISTO BEACH STATE PARK IS PROUD TO PROTECT AND PROVIDE AS A RESOURCE TO THE PUBLIC!

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that followed, the Civilian Con-

fense. EBSP also served as head-

Nestled within the 1.5 million

servation Corps built numerous

quarters for the U.S. Coast Guard

acres of the ACE Basin, the 1255-

structures on the park, including a

in 1944. Starting in the summer of

acre Edisto Beach State Park is a

bathhouse (the current office), five

1967, the park became included in

treasure all its own. From shell

cabins, a caretaker’s house, and

the management of South Caroli-

strewn beaches to bird filled marsh-

the maintenance shop and picnic

na Parks, Recreation & Tourism,

es, the land boasts a multitude of

shelters. The park was officially

through which it has operated to

natural features that draw in a wide

opened to the public in the sum-

the present day.

range of visitors every year.

mer of 1937.

Purchased in 1935, the South

Though there are current “lights

UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES

Carolina Forestry Commission

out at night” practices in place for

The earliest signs of civilization

acquired the property from Ed-

the loggerhead sea turtles, in 1942

on Edisto Island date back to 4500

isto Beach Inc. In the three years

the blackout was for national de-

years ago! Even though the first re-

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corded European settlers reached

rulers did not remain at fixed

the same line in one hour. The

Edisto in 1562, and Native Ameri-

lengths—they expanded and con-

results: Bache and his crew were

cans inhabited the area much ear-

tracted with warmer and cooler

only off by 2.4 inches!

lier, the late Archaic Indians can lay

temperatures,

So,

Seven baselines were created,

claim to the first settlement. This

Bache created a 20-foot-long mea-

from Alabama west to Florida,

record of life is visible as a mid-

suring device that wouldn’t change

and north to Maine. Of the seven,

den, or mound of oyster and mus-

length from expansion in the hot

the Edisto baseline is the oldest in-

sel shells, locally called the Spanish

coastal sun. This ruler of “invari-

tact line. One marker is found be-

Mount. The Spanish Mount was

able length” was composed of a

hind the Environmental Learning

first recorded in 1666 by English

bimetallic strip of metal encased

Center and can be accessed by a

explorer Robert Sandford, who

in a tin tube.

short, educational trail; the other

respectively.

described the pile as “discernible a

To accurately map the eastern

good way to sea.” From this origi-

coast, the U.S. Coastal Survey

nal sighting, the midden was any-

needed a level tract of land that

where from 15–20 feet high, and

accommodated a baseline of sev-

UNIQUE NATURAL FEATURES

half an acre wide!

en miles. Mapping procedures of

Natural resources located on

Middens served no spiritual or

the 1800s involved triangulation,

the park include 900 acres of

ritualistic purpose other than act-

a technique of placing triangles

maritime forest, of which four

ing as a refuse pile. Excavations in

along the geography by always

miles of ADA approved trails

the 1970s by a University of South

using one side of the previous tri-

wind through, and 400 acres of

Carolina team of archaeology

angle. Therefore, a precisely mea-

salt marsh around Scott and Big

students revealed pottery shards,

sured line of seven miles would

Bay Creeks. Located down Oys-

animal bones and worked flint

maintain precision over great dis-

ter Row Lane, access to Big Bay

also present in the shell pile. These

tances, taking into account mea-

Creek is available for boaters at

artifacts are on display at the En-

surement error.

the Boat Landing. Interested fish-

marker is at Botany Bay, located near the Indian Point Trail.

vironmental Learning Center. The

It took a crew of 10 workers

erman can take the short walk to

Spanish Mount is situated on the

one month to clear and grade a

the Learning Center and set up

end of the Spanish Mount Trail,

20-foot-wide path for the 6.75

on the Fishing Dock out back for

1.7 miles from the Ranger Station,

mile baseline. Then, over 13

opportunities to catch red drum,

and on the banks of Scott Creek.

days, two of the Bache-Wurde-

sheepshead, Atlantic croaker, mul-

The other cultural landmark

mann measuring devices were

let and other estuarine fish.

found in the park is an 1850 gran-

leapfrogged 1,787 times to mea-

For those interested in a differ-

ite marker from the original U.S.

sure the baseline. At each end of

ent scene, an additional 1.5 miles

Coastal Survey, performed by

the line there sits a 2-ton granite

of beachfront provides countless

Alexander D. Bache, the great-

marker. After 43 days and a crew

opportunities to search for large

grandson of Benjamin Franklin!

of 10 men, the baseline was com-

seashells and Pleistocene fossils

Bache noted a problem in survey-

plete! In 1992, three survey work-

that wash in from offshore depos-

ing techniques of the time: metal

ers used GPS technology to survey

its. Edisto is known for the wide

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The Environmental Learning Center is open Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. General park hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, and extended during Daylight Savings Time. Park admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 – 15, and $3.25 for SC senior citizens 65 and older or disabled veterans. Camping information: 843-869-2156. History & Interpretation information: 843-869-4430.

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variety of fossils that wash in from

turtles come to the sloping shores

out of the nest. Once free, the

a late Pleistocene deposit, dating

to lay their nests at the bases of

hatchlings head toward the bright-

back 11,000–50,000 years ago. If

dunes. Using her back flippers, the

est object on the horizon. Natural-

you find a shiny black artifact on

3 to 4-foot-long mother turtle digs

ly, this point is the breaking waves

the beach, bring it by the Learning

a light bulb shaped nest to lay an

and the moonlight and starlight

Center for identification! Animals

average of 120 leathery eggs, each

reflected on the ocean. However,

found in the assemblage include

the size of a ping pong ball. Each

beachside development has indi-

mammoths, saber-tooth cats, and

clutch incubates below the sand

rectly affected hatchling journeys

ground sloths 20 feet tall, armadil-

for 45–75 days. Once the turtles

by the introduction of lights (both

los 7 feet long, bison, horses and

start to hatch, they use teamwork

inside and out) to the coastline.

even giant beavers.

to move sand downward, small

If a hatchling expends too much

During the summer, however,

amounts at a time. When the first

energy wandering through dunes

another animal basks in the lime-

few hatchlings reach the top cou-

to a house light, it may not have

light—or moonlight, that is! Start-

ple inches of sand, they wait for

enough reserved to make the

ing in May and lasting until mid-

the sand to reflect the cool night

3-day journey to the Sargasso Sea

August, nesting loggerhead sea

temperatures, before “boiling”

(mats of floating seaweed) in the

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hosted by the Interpretive Staff

ly wilderness survival courses, rang-

ber to keep your lights out from

and seasonal employees. Programs

er-led programs on outdoor activi-

May 1 through October 31!

change every month, and updated

ties and the popular loggerhead sea

schedules can be found online at

turtle night walks held during June

ENVIRONMENTAL

southcarolinaparks.com/edisto-

and July on Tuesday and Thursday

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

beach. Every day at noon (Tues-

nights. (Advanced registration is

Since its opening in 2004, the

day–Saturday) a feeding of the

required.) Participants are engaged

Environmental Learning Center

aquarium animals is held for the

in a short presentation about the

was created to help visitors to Ed-

public. A host of other programs

loggerhead sea turtle life history

isto understand the importance of

are offered throughout the year,

and biology before the walks be-

the ACE Basin and its resources,

including marsh ecology, plant

gin. Using turtle safe red lights,

while providing interactive dis-

walks, bird hikes, shell and fos-

guests are led down the beach at

plays and exhibits about the vari-

sil hunts, sea creature programs,

night to watch for nesting mothers

ous ecosystems.

historical tours, seining programs

or emerging hatchlings—one of the

and many more.

only night walk programs offered

A variety of programs are held at the center and around the park,

Special programs include month-

to the public in the state!

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hind the dogs, chatting freely,

fessional” hunting dogs, they all

ing have long been a favorite past

discussing the hunt and past ad-

share the same razor sharp focus

time of southern gentlemen, and

ventures. Quail hunting is not the

for the birds. Bounding out of

a few intrepid ladies as well. The

break of dawn, silent hunt, sit-

their dog boxes, they go straight

imagery that comes to mind is of

ting in freezing cold darkness. It

to work. Expert noses work 4

crisp fall days, with aqua blue

is a social event and it’s not really

to 8 inches off the ground, their

skies contrasting smartly with

about hunting birds. Any pas-

bodies virtually vibrating with

hunter orange vests. Lithe dogs

sionate quail hunter will tell you

the excitement of the hunt. They

darting out ahead of the hunters,

it’s really about the dogs.

scuffle at a steady pace through

disappearing under dried brush

Shorthairs

preferred

brush, only hesitating when they

high alert for the scent of the

breed for the local hunters in the

get on the scent. Once they have

quail, hiding in the grasses and

Lowcountry. Be it a beloved and

located the bird, they freeze in the

fallen limbs.

plump pet with sofa privileges

quintessential pose; noses point-

or one of the lean, loud, “pro-

ing in the direction of the bird,

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are

the

the clumps of native grasses and

and popping up again, noses on

The hunters slowly walk be-

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English Setters and German


one front foot off the ground,

lack of people eager to go shoot-

protect and preserve the natural

and tails up in the air. The oc-

ing, but for the lack of birds and

habitats that are left for the quail.

casional lab, working its second

habitat. The brown quail once

While the dogs catch a breath

job as a flush dog, will pounce on

prolific across most of the US,

and a drink of water, the hunt-

the dried grass, flushing the hid-

has found its preferred habitat

ers gather around to discuss their

ing birds up into the air. Shots are

of native tall grasses reduced by

day in the field. It’s been one of

called calmly and in a safe man-

over 80 percent. Modern farming

the best in a while. Great, clear

ner; anyone not shooting drops

techniques and land development

weather, few bugs, plenty of lively

to the ground as the hunters take

have all but removed the once vast

birds and well behaved dogs. As

aim at the fleeing quail.

stretch of connected nesting lands

the birds are brought out and

The dogs rush to claim their

for the quail. Preferring the tall

placed on the ground for inspec-

prizes. Dutifully bringing the

native grasses allowed to dry natu-

tion, one little hen seems to have a

birds back to their handlers, the

rally in clumps on the outer edges

glint in her eye, her repose not as

dogs release them eagerly but

of forests and fields or low, lightly

final as the others. As the hunter

sometimes only after gleefully re-

brushed forests, the quail literally

reaches down to gather his game,

moving a few extra feathers. The

has no place to turn for nesting

she springs back to life and is im-

birds are placed in smart messen-

and seems unlikely to adapt to

mediately in flight, buzzing his

ger bags worn across the hunters’

a changing landscape. Now the

face with her wings as she barrels

chests. The group moves calmly

little birds’ biggest protector is

toward the nearby thicket. The

forward. The dogs, eager for their

the very one who hunts it. It’s the

hunter stumbles back in shock,

next find, disappear into the tall

combined efforts of the local and

mouth slack in dismay. It all hap-

dried grass.

federal wildlife commissions and

pened so fast no one else saw; not

Quail hunting, once wildly pop-

the hunters themselves who are

even the dogs took notice. That

ular across the country has taken a

implementing a massive conserva-

little hen headed for home with

drastic dip in favorability. Not for

tion effort across the country to

one big story to tell.

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Callie crumpled the legal envelope into her purse.

Not that living on Edisto Beach was horrible confine-

Damn! Gift or nightmare, she wasn’t yet certain, but

ment. Her childhood there held beautiful memories,

the surprise offer from her parents wasn’t in her plans.

and until classes started, Jeb could create some of his

Not that she had plans.

own. The soft breezes, pelicans, and rattling fronds of

Eighteen-year-old Jeb drove them away from the

the trees supplied backdrop to shell collecting, kayak-

Middleton subdivision with her folks, Lawton and

ing, and making new friends while seated, kicking in

Beverly Cantrell, three car-lengths behind. The Ford’s

tidal pools. Who couldn’t like that?

dash clock read noon. The June temp had already reached ninety-six degrees. Jeb turned the five-year-old Escape onto Highway 61. “What’s in the envelope?” “A deed.” Tension twisted her stomach. “Don’t follow so close behind that truck.”

ship with her old white-headed neighbor Papa Beach, too. The man was a pure Godsend. Papa had first called her three months ago from his place, asking her to visit Edisto. Her father might’ve prompted that first call, but the request beckoned her

He stared wide-eyed. “A deed to what?”

like cotton candy at the fair. She eagerly escaped the so-

“Watch the road, Jeb.” Callie chewed the inside

cial rigidity of the Cantrells’ political lives to the healing

of her cheek and practiced slow breathing as she re-

voice of her childhood mentor. She’d spent hours chat-

connoitered the road ahead. Kids eighteen and under

ting, sometimes sitting with him on the sand watching

comprised a large proportion of traffic accidents. “The

the orange and purple watercolor horizon. She went

beach house.”

back three more times.

“The beach house,” he mimicked in droll fashion.

Now eighty years old, Henry Beechum, Papa Beach

“Like wow. Who gets handed a freakin’ house? Come

only to Callie, had once soothed her little girl fears,

on! Act excited!” He flicked her arm. “Now you’re

no matter how silly. And now he’d convinced her to

stuck with me on the weekends, unless you want me to

stay at Edisto to heal amidst the Lowcountry nature

commute the forty-five miles each day between Edisto

and low-key lifestyle. He said her life decisions could

and college in downtown Charleston.”

be better made in a peaceful environment. Papa never

“Not when you’re driving like this, no.” He winked. “Dang, we own a piece of the beach!”

dictated. He suggested. He listened. And he let her cry. Callie tugged her sleeve down over the left forearm

“It’s not on the sand.”

scar out of habit, then back up due to the heat. The

“I know where it is. You can still hear the waves, for

surprise real estate gift from her father was noble, but

Pete’s sake.”

panic seized Callie when he’d said the word deed. A

She sighed. “This was supposed to be a reflective sum-

deed made things complicated. Why couldn’t her par-

mer, Jeb. You and I enjoying the ocean. Me deciding

ents let life evolve instead of forcing its hand? Why did

where to live and work.” Callie recognized her mother’s

they think she left home to start with?

coup, anchoring them close, as permanent as she could.

She hadn’t even thanked her daddy, because that

Callie grinned weakly at her son, loving him so

represented gratitude, not the manic fear that crawled

much, wanting desperately to take him up on his offer to stay home when college started in August. But he deserved a new start, a new normal.

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She hoped he would develop his own close relation-

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inside her. Callie massaged her neck. Electricity, insurance, taxes … in her name only.


She’d tried to remain in Boston after John’s murder,

in the thirty years she’d known it. Raised fourteen feet

working long, exhausting hours before rushing home

off the ground by pilings embedded ten feet deep to

to stand guard over Jeb, to soothe his grief while fight-

protect against hundred-year floods and hurricanes,

ing to ignore her own. Jeb’s grades had faltered, and

the three-bedroom house welcomed visitors with teal

he avoided going out at night, harboring a phobia

shutters and beige-painted stairs set against creamy sid-

about coming home to his mother being gone, too.

ing. Not huge, but tasteful, with simple class.

They ate dinners in front of the television, watching

Her fingernails bit into the seat, as she conceded that

anything but police dramas that brought reality into

the house was probably the best logical choice for her

their living room.

at the moment. Damn you, Mother.

Her daddy had coaxed her back to South Carolina after that long painful year in Boston. Seven times mayor of Middleton, he’d been elected under the delicate yet crafty oversight of his wife with a poli-sci major from Columbia College — in South Carolina, not New

“Mom?” She feigned a smile at Jeb and whispered, “Give me a minute.” He studied her like a textbook. “You need something?”

York. What Beverly didn’t have in sheepskin prestige

Callie shook her head. Then she quit rubbing the

she made up for in a dynamic crusade to keep Lawton

scar on her forearm and gripped the door handle as she

Cantrell in power. The woman held a master’s degree

looked up at the porch. The wind caught the teal and

in manipulation.

peach sign hanging atop the entrance’s twenty steps. It

One month turned into two as Jeb acclimated and regained his fun-loving self after Callie’s extended leave

swung on tiny chains without a care in the world, like the beach child she used to be.

of absence. At that point, Callie hadn’t the heart to

Her mother had named the cottage Chelsea Morn-

drag him back to Massachusetts, so she enrolled him in

ing, after the Neil Diamond song. Callie knew every

high school. After six months of watching him thrive,

word to every one of the singer’s tunes, songs that had

she resigned from the Boston PD. Jeb was healing.

served as her lullabies and the background music to her

She was not.

adolescence. Slow, cleansing breaths. She played Holly

Callie’s head slumped against her palm. She wanted

Holy in her head.

to remain untethered. Scholarships and a childhood

Then she heard it: the gentle call of the surf, a dis-

college fund established by her parents covered Jeb’s

tant rush and draw as rollers churned against the

tuition. John’s insurance money and pension invest-

shore only to be sucked back into an immense ocean

ment would cover them for a few years, but eventually

that never slept. A rogue seagull hovered over her

she had to consider a job. But not yet. Just not yet.

head, calling once, then as he flew away on the salty

She ought to feel lucky with a house dropped in her lap. So why didn’t she?

current, she inhaled. Three blocks from the water, the place held just

An hour later, Jeb pulled the SUV off Jungle Road,

enough privacy to deter heavy seasonal car traffic, but

the Cantrells easing up in the BMW behind him. He

sat close enough for salt to devour the paintwork. The

parked in the drive and opened the car door. “How

view out back, however, would later see a tired sun

awesome is this?”

sink all haze-hot and liquid orange into the marsh, set-

Callie stared at the house that hadn’t changed a nail

ting the tips of the reeds on fire before darkness swal-

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under the quilt’s protection — to es-

Fire.

Maybe there was hope for her — for

cape to a time when her life was one

Sunsets, dusk … fire. The time of day

them — yet.

amazing ride after another, and her

John died. The sun’s last rays dancing

Bending until her cheek touched

with licks of flame that shot her husband’s

the ruffled cotton pillow sham, Callie

ashes into the New England air.

inhaled, taking in the aroma of lilac

Callie shut down the thought before the

heart wasn’t so bruised. Over two years later, and she still couldn’t call herself a widow.

fabric softener. She ached to crawl

nightmare of Boston surged back. Jeb knocked on her window, his brows raised. He cut a glance over his shoulder

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at his grandmother, who waited with a

visited since she was a teen. Some of her best friends are here,

suitcase in one hand and a blue orchid in

and she returns regularly to sign her books at the Edisto Book-

the other.

store. Someday she hopes to build on a piece of Edisto she still

Callie exhaled and exited the car.

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Her father appeared with a box in one

as well as the award-winning Carolina Slade Mysteries, both

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served with macaroni and cheese and

dinner. Growing up he was close to his

teaches every person in the kitchen to

bacon braised collard greens ). Evening

grandmother, who is a gifted cook, and

respect the product and how valuable

reservations are taken and walk-ins are

as the years passed Jay became passion-

each item is.

welcomed with open arms for brunch,

ate about southern cuisine.

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While the specials get updated daily,

lunch and supper. Allow the Keeses and

Graduating from the Culinary In-

the menu gets completely recreated ev-

their charming staff to escort you a lit-

stitute of America in New York, Jay

ery two weeks aside from a few staples

tle deeper into their world of southern

gained the technique to revisit some of

that stay on the menu, and even they

cuisine. Don’t worry about what to eat;

the dishes he loved growing up and to

get delicious and innovative tweaks on

you’ll be back around for seconds.

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located at

3669 Savannah Hwy call 843•556•7525 or make an online reservation by visiting :

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LOCALBUSINESS Hollywood, SC

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Botany Bay Ecotours with Meg Hoyle

THE TRUE WILDLIFE OF EDISTO

MEG HOYLE is a biologist whose

at all. It’s full of food; it nourishes

1938, Sarah’s parents were natives of

love of learning led her to create Bot-

the whole southeastern seaboard. It’s

Edisto and brought her to the island

any Bay Ecotours. As a lifelong resi-

called the breadbasket of the Atlantic

when she was just a year old. Sara en-

dent of the Lowcountry and with pluff

for a reason.”

joys talking about growing up in the

mud in her blood, she guides her tours

The salt marsh rivals the rainforest

Gullah culture on Edisto, their day-to-

with more than just an ease of the lo-

in terms of producing living organ-

day lives farming and fishing, and she

cal guide; she provides an education on

isms and we’re surrounded by it here

sings Gullah songs.

Edisto, based on her years of work with

on Edisto. It connects to all the differ-

The Gullah Geechee nation holds

the Department of Natural Resources

ent people who have made Edisto their

its ties in West Africa. The Gola peo-

and research as a biologist. Humor

home from the Native Americans to

ple were rice producers and the Kissi

comes easily for Meg, who provides her

the cotton culture and Gullah commu-

were valued for their weaving and iron

guests with much more than just facts.

nity. Why not get out in it to enjoy and

working skills. Today you will find the

She shares interesting and fun stories as

learn? The marsh grass is the life pro-

basket weaving of the Gullah people in

well as background on the wildlife and

ducer of the ACE Basin; it provides the

America identical to baskets woven by

history of Edisto.

nutrient base for all living things here.

the Kissi in Africa. The similarities of

Meg recalls growing up on Edisto

Botany Bay Ecotours is also proud

and loving the wildlife, but wishing

to feature the “Growing Up Gullah”

the water was “Clean and blue, like

Tour every Wednesday, co-hosted by

If you have been thinking of joining

you see in Florida. But it’s not dirty

Edisto local Sarah Burnell. Born in

a Botany Bay Ecotour or are interested

language, stories, cooking and crafting are undeniably clear.

in learning more about the culture of

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tained and informed with this trip.

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LOCALBUSINESS Ravenel, SC

Dockmasters

QUALITY NOT QUANTITY

DAVEY RICHARDSON found-

property located in the Lowcountry,

purchase marine wood from your lo-

ed Dockmasters in 2000 after working

each property owner faces individual

cal box store. Pointing out that fly-

in the marine construction industry

needs and challenges. The options for

by-night and do-it-yourself builders

since 1979. Drawn to the complexity

boat lifts and docks today are only

frequently mistake the green stain of

of the business and the opportunity to

limited by the owners’ imagination

the marine wood for the wood sold at

work outdoors, Davey, a South Car-

and budget. Dockmasters doesn’t fo-

stores. This results in the dock fail-

olina native, understands the Low-

cus only on docks and boat lifts. They

ing very rapidly due to rot and wood

country’s love of the water and how

specialize in all types of waterfront

destroying organisms. The proper

passionate its people are about their

and marine construction. From small

marine wood is treated specifically

waterfront property. The absence of

sea wall repair, or a simple family use

to deter the wood boring worms

county and state regulations regarding

dock, all the way to massive bulkheads

and withstand constant submersion.

the proper safe design and building

needed for supporting lavish swimming

True marine wood is only attainable

of docks and other marine construc-

pools overlooking the ICW. Dockmas-

from marine timber dealers. With

tion left a void in the local market

ters provides the service you want and

the proper care and maintenance of

and Davey saw the need to fill. As a

the quality you deserve.

a Dockmasters’s dock or structure,

licensed marine contractor with over

Building a dock or any type of ma-

your investment can last a lifetime.

30 years’ experience, Davey’s motto of

rine project with the proper wood

If you are looking to get a new dock

“Quality Not Quantity” is held firmly

and technique is essential for the

built or your current one repaired or

by everyone in his company.

longevity and safety of the dock.

updated, get it done with Dockmas-

Davey stressed that you simply can’t

ters, and you’ll get it done right.

With the varied types of water front

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Edisto Seafood and Fontaine Charters

SEAFOOD AS FRESH AS FRESH CAN BE A PERFECTLY WEATHERED and hand painted sign dangles from a light pole, its once bright colors announcing their local phone number and company name. Whimsically painted crustaceans and sea life point the way to the bright white interior of Edisto Seafood and Fontaine Charters. Started shortly after the Fontaine family arrived on Edisto in the late 1940s, this family owned and operated staple is continued

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today by Ashley Fontaine. Taking the

and clams directly from the bountiful

this to be true). A few years later while

helm of Edisto Seafood at the age of 23,

waters of Edisto to sell to delighted cus-

both Ashley and Jimmy were working

Ashley and wife, Mary Evelyn, now op-

tomers. Over the course of a year they

toward their captain’s license, Ashley’s

erate Edisto Seafood with the help of his

will sell over 100,000 pounds of local

dad salvaged a boat. The year of the

brother Barry Fontaine and longtime

shrimp caught primarily by Capt. Bill

boat’s completion, Ashley received his

friend Jimmy Skinner, who also takes

Smoak of the Sara Jane, Edisto’s last

captain’s license, and he and Jimmy

the helm of the Marsh Hen for Fon-

shrimp boat. Conveying that massive

were granted the newly christened

taine’s Fishing Charters. Growing up

amount of seafood to the public as well

Marsh Hen. Fontaine Charters was

on the docks and working side by side

as commercially, with just a handful of

born. Jimmy Skinner now captains the

with his family, Ashley always enjoyed

employees, seems like an exhausting

charter fishing boat and enjoys creat-

the family business. It was his years at

task, but the quiet joy of working side

ing a trip to fit each client’s needs.

College of Charleston that made him re-

by side with their closest friends and

Getting to know his clients over the

alize the call of Edisto was undeniable

family is apparent to those who walk

phone or through email allows Jimmy

and that his career path had been laid

through the door. All are welcomed

to plan the best trip and get them “lots

years before. Clean and crisp, from the

and treated with cheerful salutations.

of action.” Offering inshore as well as

small front retail store to the large back

Ashley and Jimmy have known each

limited offshore fishing, Captain Skin-

room and stretching docks, it is clear the

other for so long that their Lowcountry

ner’s reputation as one of the best on

Fontaines operate a tight ship.

drawl and mannerisms tend to mirror

the island is well deserved. From be-

Unlike most seafood distributors and

each other. Humble when talking about

ginners to seasoned fishermen, anyone

retailers, Edisto Seafood is stocked pri-

themselves, they were more than happy

who boards the Marsh Hen is sure to

marily with local seafood. Outside of

to relay the other’s talents and strengths

come back with plentiful fish and a

the occasional Alaskan snow crab legs

and speak highly of what each brings to

fish (or manta ray) tale or two. Edisto

and North Atlantic sea scallops, all sea-

the business. Jimmy Skinner joined the

Seafood and Fontaine Charters—come

food sold here comes from no further

family at Edisto Seafood at the age of

see what makes them so fundamen-

than Beaufort, just 45 minutes south.

14 as an “Assistant Crabber,” accord-

tally Edisto. Be warned, however, time

With help from Jimmy and Barry, Ash-

ing to Ashley (Confirmation of the title

around this cheerful group might make

ley harvests all of the oysters, blue crab

was not available, but sources indicate

you rethink your day job.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Finn’s Island Grill

EDISTO’S ONLY BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT

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EDISTO’S ONLY beachfront din-

The menu is fresh and innovative,

masterpieces. They also feature the

ing location has been reborn, renewed,

featuring a fine selection of local sea-

traditional seafood favorites, such as

and revitalized. Opening in the fall

food dishes, steak, pastas and decadent,

fried shrimp and oysters. If the ultimate

of 2014, Finn’s Island Grill is the sis-

handmade desserts. Their lunch menu

goal in creating the menu at Finn’s was

ter restaurant to the wildly popular

is fun and inviting with an exciting spin

quality and creativity, Van and Lytle

Whaley’s, an Edisto establishment in

on old favorites and creative additions as

achieved it.

its own right. Owned by Van Max-

well. Crab cakes, shrimp and grits, lob-

With sweeping ocean views, an inno-

well and Lytle Prichard, the duo cre-

ster mac-n-cheese, handmade burgers

vative and satisfying menu and fun new

ated Finn’s to fill the void on Edisto

and shrimp and oyster po-boys are just

atmosphere, Finn’s Island Grill is the

for an upscale dining experience on

a few samples of what’s available dur-

stop for beachfront dining, drinks and

the beachfront. The beachfront build-

ing the day. Come in for lunch and enjoy

dancing. Their service is top notch, with

ing, known as the “Pavilion,” has seen

the view from any seat in the house. The

attentive and caring staff that is well

some struggles over the past years.

resident saltwater tank is an awe inspir-

versed on the menu. The pier and Finn’s

Along with the new restaurant and

ing and enviable enjoyment. You won’t

Ocean Room are open, providing a ca-

bar renovations, there’s a whole new

be able to decide what to look at.

sual place for drinks and snacks while

paint job on the exterior. The vibrant

The evening table set up is elegant

yellow color chosen by Van and Lytle

while still relaxing; you can hear the

Finn’s is open for lunch and dinner.

brought the building back to life. The

ocean outside and arriving just before

Call for seasonal hours and make sure

interior boasts a bright and elegant

sunset will turn any evening meal magi-

to follow their Facebook page for live

coastal décor with a comfortable feel.

cal. Their dinner specials are culinary

music dates and specials.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Island Bikes & Outfitters

IF YOU NEED IT, WE’VE GOT IT!

ISLAND BIKES

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and Outfitters

Sun ‘N’ Sand. They also have great

carts. Make sure to call ahead and

has been locally owned and operated

souvenirs, quality T-shirts, hand and

reserve for the summer as golf carts

for 13 years. Tony and Sonya Spain-

beach bags, hats, tackle, bait, bikes

book up fast!

hour opened the doors in June of

and kayaking accessories.

Tony and Sonya are almost always

2001 and wondered how they would

Island Bikes and Outfitters offers a

there, and in the summer season their

fill so much space. Fast forward to

full line of bike rentals from training

son, Sean, works right alongside them.

today, and you will find gear and

wheels to adult sizes. They also offer

Tony has been an Edisto local for al-

items displayed throughout the store,

adult trikes, tandems, and many at-

most fifty years and grew up spending

even hanging from the rafters! Many

tachments for bikes such as baby seats,

his summers working at the Pavilion.

people walk in and exclaim, “I didn’t

pull carts for kids, tag-a-longs and

He began renting fishing tackle and

know you had so much great stuff in

carts for beach gear! For fun in the

surf boards at the pier. Sonya made

here. I thought you only did rentals!”

surf they also rent surf boards, skim

her home on Edisto over thirty years

Tony and Sonya work hard to stock

and boogie boards, paddle boards,

ago. With their full knowledge of rent-

the gift and tackle shop, featuring lo-

kayaks and canoes. For getting the

als and products, they can help you

cal and popular brands such as Costa

whole group around the beach with

have the best vacation possible. Take

Del Mar, The Artist Jay, Mud Pie, and

ease they rent four and six person golf

the time to stop in and look around.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Island, SC

King’s Market

FRESH FROM THE FIELD

1 cup cooked chopped crab meat 10 asparagus spears 1 9 inch pie crust Nutmeg 4 oz. Parmesan cheese Salt 1 3/4 cup milk Cayenne pepper 3 eggs   1. Sprinkle crab meat in the bottom of the pie shell. 2. Cut asparagus into 1/2 inch slices and scatter over the top of the crab. 3. Sprinkle cheese on top. 4. Beat eggs and mix with milk. 5. Season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper. 6. Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes. 7. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

TUCKED AWAY on a little is-

on the farm. They have reduced the

and fruits with a hand written sheet

land community and surrounded by

acreage to the point of being profit-

of prices. Passersby would stop and

acres of growing produce sits King’s

able to produce enough for the road-

take what they wanted and leave

Market. If buying vegetables and

side stand. Rett is a sixth generation

the money in the jar. It was the true

fruit straight from the farm sounds

farmer on Edisto.

honor system. When he was 16, he

right up your alley, pull over on your

King’s Market is open from March

moved to the “Big” highway on 174,

way into Edisto. Fresh produce isn’t

to December and sells what is in

and from there the small vegetable

all you will find at King’s. Surprises

season at the time. From sweet corn

market took off.

and treats abound in every corner.

in June and July to Christmas trees

Stop in and take a look around. You

and wreaths in December, there is

modern refrigerated coolers full of

will be glad you did.

always something to add to your

hand made pies and “double yolk”

visit to Edisto.

eggs. The pies are made by two ladies

King’s Farm consists of 100 acres of

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Asparagus & Crab Quiche 

The

present

building

contains

prime farmland that has scaled down

The roadside stand concept started

in the new kitchen on Little Britton

to about 14 acres of sweet corn and

with son Jamie selling extra vegeta-

Road. One of the great things you’ll

three acres of flowers, okra, squash,

bles on Little Britton Road just off

find at King’s Market is the boiled

cucumbers, peppers, and sunflowers.

of State Highway 174. He started it

peanuts. Rett boils about two bush-

The sunflowers are sold as cut flow-

with an old crock pot, that had been

els each day and sells them all. It’s

ers, and what is not sold is left for the

a butter churn, for a cash register

amazing to watch people who have

birds. Many of the items that Bonnie

and an “Honest Pot” when he wasn’t

never had boiled peanuts when they

and Rett King sell are grown right

around. The table had vegetables

try them for the first time.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

The Marina at Edisto Beach

FUEL, FISHING AND FUN

JANUARY OF 2015

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tomize an outing.

brought

slips are first come, first serve, and

big changes to Edisto’s only full service

make sure to check-in with the ship

The Marina just kicked off the

marina. Brian Bell and Becca Boykin

store before you go upstairs to dine.

2015 fishing season with the “Dol-

have been hard at work. You will see

In the summer season, dock hands will

phin Slam.” Twenty-nine boats fished

Becca’s touch in the newly remodeled

be available to help boaters fueling up,

and there was a huge crowd of specta-

store with a more spacious and updated

docking their boats and unloading

tors. Upcoming events include a cobia

feel. With Brian’s years of inshore and

passengers. In addition to the non-eth-

tournament in May, and the four day

offshore fishing experience, you will

anol gasoline, the ship store also sells

“2015 Edisto Billfish Invitational Tour-

find any bait and tackle you will need

diesel fuel, bait and tackle, beer and

nament” in July.

to catch anything from whiting to mar-

wine, snacks, shirts, hats, and souve-

Internationally

lin. One thing hasn’t changed, Larry

nirs. You can also enjoy live music on

artist Steve Goione will be the feature

Darby and Steve Wallace are still there

the dock each weekend.

artist and creator of this year’s billfish

renowned

marine

running the show. When you stop by

For anyone wanting to get out on

tournament shirt. For more informa-

be sure to say “Hi” to Milton. He was

the water, The Marina will be running

tion on the tournaments make sure to

EXPLORE Edisto’s Beach Rules dog in

charter fishing trips inshore and off-

visit their online calendar for an up-to-

2014; he’s sort of a local celebrity.

shore, as well as dolphin tours, sunset

date list of events, check their Facebook

The Marina operates Edisto Beach’s

cruises, and day trips to Otter Island.

page, or call for times and schedules.

only public boat ramp and offers night-

Private and special request tours are

The Marina has long been a functional

ly and weekly slip rentals. Courtesy

also available by calling the ship store.

feature for boaters, but under the cre-

dockage is also available for anyone

Brian has been a captain for over 10

ative and savvy watch of Becca and

who would like to dine at Pressley’s at

years and is looking forward to taking

Brian, it has become a local gathering

the Marina for lunch or dinner. These

you on a fishing trip or to help you cus-

place for good times.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

McConkey’s Jungle Shack

A BEACH RESTAURANT WITH SPUNK!

AN EDISTO STORY …

The Edings family experienced so many

Erina McConkey, according to legend,

Long ago, Edisto Beach was known as

disastrous events in and around the home

committed suicide in 1904. Jane McCo-

McConkey’s Beach and the “main drag,”

that the place became known as “the

nkey burned to death in a kitchen fire in

now named Palmetto Boulevard, was

house of tragedy.” Edings’s first wife died

1912 and John McConkey was murdered

called McConkey Boulevard.

in childbirth and is buried at the foot of

in 1915. His murder was never solved, al-

A Canadian family, the McConkeys,

the veranda stairs. The son she bore com-

though many Edistonians from previous

moved to Edisto Island in the late 1800s

mitted suicide; an adopted son accidental-

generations have offered their opinions,

and bought a plantation originally named

ly killed his nanny and then himself; two

and it is commonly believed the killer is

Locksley Hall, encompassing approxi-

young daughters died of diphtheria within

known but was never prosecuted.

mately 2000 acres including the present-

a single week and all of this occurred be-

The place was then owned by another

day Edisto Beach State Park, as well as all

fore the McConkey’s lived here! After

family and ultimately bought by Navy

of the land which is now Edisto Beach.

the Civil War the Edings family never re-

Admiral Murphy and remains in that

The plantation soon became known sim-

turned to Locksley Hall and the plantation

family to this day. Even though every self-

ply as the McConkey Place.

was taken over by a carpetbagger named

respecting family on this island embraces

The history of this plantation was al-

Wright, who had his workers destroy the

its residential ghosts, the present owner

ready a sad one. William Edings had built

gravesites of four generations of the Edings

of the plantation (now known as Seaside)

the mansion in the early 1800s, a three-

family buried on the plantation grounds.

reports no “unusual” events.

story federal style stucco home designed

The tragedies continued with the Mc-

as a “single house,” which architecturally

Conkey’s. James McConkey died under

Story Compiled by Marie of the Pink Van

means the floor plan is one room deep.

“mysterious circumstances” in 1892.

Tour 843-603-0967.

You can be certain that you will eat delicious food and drink ice cold tea and beer at McConkey’s year-round, but you will also get a dose of Edisto’s colorful history when you learn about the restaurant’s namesake. And for the record … no one at McConkey’s is related to the family. The owners were brainstorming a name while reading some Edisto history and thought the name would be a fun throwback to a century past.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Island, SC

Palmetto Charters

BEING ON THE WATER IS A BLESSING

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CAPTAIN BUDDY BIZZELL

and moon phase. You are sure to learn

years perfecting his method of fishing

of Edisto Palmetto Charters is ready to

as much as you want about fishing

for cobia. His enthusiasm for this par-

help make your family’s next Edisto

while on a trip with Captain Buddy B.

ticular fish has lent him the nickname

vacation one that will be cherished for

Fishing charters or sightseeing tours

“The Turtle Man” for the inflatable

years to come. Captain Buddy B. has

on Edisto Island begin from Dawhoo

turtle he keeps strapped to the T-top of

over 30 years of experience fishing the

Landing, just under the “big bridge”

his boat during cobia season. The tur-

Lowcountry inshore and near shore.

onto Edisto. By utilizing this launching

tle is a natural attractant for the cobia

He also offers charter trips for sightsee-

point for fishing trips, Captain Buddy

fish. When he isn’t chartering or spend-

ing to Morgan “Monkey’’ Island and

is able to charter the waters of both the

ing time with family, Captain Buddy

Otter Island for those who don’t care

North Edisto River and South Edisto

B. is out fishing for cobia and is always

to fish but still wish to cruise the water-

River as they flow around the island

out to accomplish his dream of catch-

ways around Edisto.

into the Atlantic Ocean.

ing the state record cobia.

Captain Buddy B. is a devoted family

Sightseeing trips around Edisto or

If you have been thinking about

man who is passionate about sharing

to Otter or Morgan (AKA Monkey)

chartering a fishing trip or sightseeing

his love of fishing and the great out-

Island are available as half or full day

tour while you are on Edisto, make

doors with those around him. One of

trips. If catching fish just isn’t your cup

sure to give Captain Buddy B. a call.

his biggest joys is having kids who have

of tea, or if you are looking to explore

His family and kid friendly charters

never fished before catch their first fish

the waterways around Edisto, sightsee-

make taking the little ones out for the

on his boat. His passion for fishing is

ing with Captain Buddy B. is always

first time a special treat. For more in-

apparent in his record keeping. He has

exciting! Pack a lunch, a towel and

formation on Captain Buddy B. and

kept 15 years of fishing trip records and

your sunscreen for a day on the boat.

his Edisto Palmetto Charters, visit

documentation to learn patterns and

You’ll get to enjoy a whole new side of

his website at edistopalmetto.com. As

migration habits. Each fishing trip will

Edisto from the water.

Captain Buddy B. likes to say, “Being

be guided according to the wind, water

At the helm of his 19-foot Key West

temperature, water clarity, the seasons

Boat Edisto Palmetto, Buddy has spent

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Island, SC

Palmetto Gallery and Gifts

A TROVE OF ARTISTIC TREASURE

PALMETTO GALLERY

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and

be a style for every taste. The wide va-

70s and 80s and are still producing

Gifts, located just before the state park,

riety of pottery features work ranging

highly detailed art work. The sea glass

is the result of a lifelong passion for art

from the useful and hand thrown cook-

jewelry is a collaboration between

and design. Owner, operator and artist

ware to whimsical mermaids and sea-

Elizabeth and jewelry artist Merelyn

herself, Elizabeth Guillermo is a long

creatures. The amazing pewter work

Devers. Elizabeth collects the sea glass

time Edisto resident. She opened Pal-

showcasing lifelike sea turtle hatchlings

from the beach on Edisto Island and

metto Gallery and Gifts over three years

are one of her top sellers. The shining

her other travels around the world for

ago to provide a market place for local

little baby turtles bursting from their

Merelyn to transform into beautiful

artists, potters and jewelry designers to

eggs look like they could come to life at

works of art.

sell their art. Elizabeth also sells a few

any moment.

The stained glass work seen in the

of the furniture pieces she has refinished

The jewelry selection distributed

store is from The ARK in Summer-

and repurposed herself. The whole space

throughout the gallery is affordable

ville, South Carolina and is created by

follows a soothing pallet of colors and

and fun. Offering a large selection of

Alzheimer’s patients with help from

almost feels more like a well decorated

different artists, styles and mediums,

volunteers. Antique glass lovers will

home than a shop.

Elizabeth is very proud of each of her

appreciate the wide selection of origi-

Palmetto Gallery and Gifts focuses on

artists. She has personally selected

nal Japanese glass fishing floats. The

art for the everyday tourist and home-

each one to be sold in the gallery and

Palmetto Gallery and Gifts is a delight-

owner. With over 10 artists’ paintings

knows the background of every piece.

ful store with something for every taste

featured throughout, there is certain to

Many of her artists are well into their

and budget.

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Located at 438 Highway 174

(Next to the Chamber of Commerce)

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Pressley’s at the Marina

MORE THAN A VIEW

MORE THAN A FEW

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good

restaurant owners for over 30 years. If

Edisto restaurant scene and run with it.

ideas have blossomed over drinks. On

Brad and Maria could convince them,

Proudly featuring an exquisite wine

Edisto most ideas, period, happen over

Joey and Sharon would make perfect

selection, a beautiful full bar and a

drinks. But one idea in particular came

business partners in the marina res-

delightful drink menu that even pokes

about partially in a self-serving way,

taurant. Joey and Sharon had always

a little fun at themselves, Pressley’s is

partially nostalgic, and followed by a

dreamed of “retiring” closer to the

prepared to get the evening started off

“Why the heck not?” Brad and Maria

coast. Nothing sounded better to them

right. Their menu is varied with a wide

Pressley have had a long running love

than the opportunity to open a water-

selection of choices for even picky eaters.

affair with Edisto. Slowly working their

front restaurant on Edisto.

Guests are delighted with the elegant

way toward becoming full time resi-

With a fabulous location and a stel-

seafood specials, and the number one

dents, Brad eventually bought a boat.

lar view in place, the main objective was

seller on the menu, Parmesan-Encrusted

Then he and Maria bought a boat slip

creating an affordable menu that offered

Grouper Filet, is a dazzling delight to

at the Edisto Marina. Their life on Ed-

something for everyone, not just the tra-

the taste buds. They have an affordable

isto was almost perfect. Except for one

ditional fried seafood. Sharon is the first

kids menu with smaller portions for

thing. Brad really missed the upstairs

to exclaim how fortunate they are with

your little ones too.

dining and the view from the restaurant

their naturally talented cooking staff.

Pressley’s also offers a beautiful and

above the marina ship store. “Man, I re-

They have taught these seasoned restau-

delicious catering menu should you need

ally missed waiting on them to open up

rant owners a lot about island cuisine.

assistance in planning and hosting a pri-

every day!” he joked with his wife about

Aside from wonderful cooking, provid-

vate party (even weddings). Sharon and

the old establishment over cocktails one

ing their guest with a remarkable expe-

Joey have catered thousands of events

evening. Then the joke became discus-

rience is of the utmost importance. Serv-

over the years, and you can host your

sion, and then a business plan. Pretty

ing large portions of quality food with

event onsite at Pressley’s, or have them

soon they were talking with Maria’s

exceptional service is the goal for every

cater at your venue.

brother and sister-in-law, Joey and Sha-

guest encounter. Open seasonally for

So whether you stop in for music and

ron Bagwell.

lunch and featuring live music, dining

a cocktail on the dock, or head upstairs

Hailing from the Greenwood area,

and a full bar on the dock downstairs,

for a romantic dinner, Pressley’s is ready

Joey and Sharon have been successful

Pressley’s has taken a foothold in the

to serve you.

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Serving Dinner Daily call for seasonal hours

Outdoor Dining & Entertainment during peak season Owners (l-r): Brad, Maria, Sharon, and Joey

Full cater menu

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LOCALBUSINESS Hollywood, SC

Robert Sarco Antiques

FROM ANTIQUE TO UNIQUE

HIDDEN IN the small town of Hol-

ing a box can lead to the discovery of a

of fine homes across the country. His vast

lywood, just 20 minutes from Edisto Island,

handwritten letter over 200 years old, a

workshop located in the back of the cav-

South Carolina, is a wondrous shop of

box of records from Motown’s heyday or

ernous warehouse is a tinker’s dream. The

antiquity. Robert Sarco has been an estab-

old photographs with patina from age.

warm glow of lights through the antique

lished antique and relic dealer for over 30

This repository of antiquity is breathing

paned windows almost makes one expect

years. The large store front is easy to spot.

with the stories of the past. Every piece has

to see Santa Claus and his elves working

With a 10-foot tall 19th century figurehead

its own history. You can be assured that

away. Hunched over the many wood-

from an English ship adorning the building,

Robert will detail each item’s past and

working tables, the large vats for stripping

its color and detail attracts more than just

origin with the enthusiasm of a true collec-

or one of the countless tools, you will find

the eye. If the warehouse doors are up and

tor. The inventory is forever changing and

two or three apprentices working under

the flags are out, proprietor Robert Sarco is

each visit will feel like walking into a new

the tutelage of a true master on custom

at work welcoming customers and curiosity

store. No items have price tags. Robert

pieces or refinishing items bought from the

seekers alike. When your eyes adjust to the

prides himself on being ready to make a

store. Robert is quietly passing along his

lighting, the sheer magnitude of inventory

reasonable deal with his customers so they

craft as a master carpenter. The caliber of

before you begins to awake your imagina-

get a fair price and he will accept payments

work and artistry that springs forth from

tion. With over 5,000 square feet of retail

toward big ticket items. This quaint shop

his hands is shocking to our modern eyes,

space, Robert Sarco Antiques boasts one of

does not accept credit or debit cards. Rob-

used to mass productions and cheap ma-

the largest collections in the Lowcountry.

ert’s response to questions about accepting

terials. This workshop is where antiques

Winding paths take you through an

cards is always, “They want 4 percent of

and heirlooms are born and where a true

endless assortment of antique furniture,

my hard earned money, and they aren’t go-

master artist lives and works. In this tiny

nautical items, glassware, military relics,

ing to get it!”

town called Hollywood, Robert Sarco is a shining star.

and objects d’art, baubles of all sorts and

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endless charts and plats. Glass display cas-

IN ADDITION to his antique store,

Whether you are addicted to antiqu-

es feature everything from Asian artifacts

Robert is a skilled woodworker and furni-

ing or just looking for something unique,

to hand carved trinkets made by slaves.

ture maker. His work graces the South Car-

Robert at Sarco Antiques has just what

Exploring each nook and cranny or open-

olina Governor’s Mansion and hundreds

you didn’t know you were looking for.

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“We have just what you

life

didn’t know you were looking for.”

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

The Sea Cow

MOO-RE THAN BREAKFAST

THE SEA COW EATERY

recipes still served today. The mustard

operated by Lisa and Doug White.

is a crowd favorite for Edisto visitors

tarragon dressing, Moo La La French

They purchased The Sea Cow in 2007.

and residents alike. World famous for

Toast, curry chicken salad, Cobb sal-

On their first visit to Edisto and The

its stellar breakfast menu, this little

ad and John’s Omelet (a tribute to her

Sea Cow, they knew it was the place for

establishment is frequently filled to ca-

brother-in-law who always ordered a

them! Soon they renovated the kitchens

pacity inside and out. It seems like any-

huge omelet with all the fillings) are

so they could better serve a full dinner

one who frequents Edisto loves the Sea

just a few examples.

menu. They kept much of the items the

Cow. The Sea Cow might surprise you

In 2001 The Sea Cow was relocated

same but added things like the black-

with their delicious Lowcountry in-

to its present location. In 2001 Lori

ened tuna, tilapia, Mahi Mahi, Low-

spired lunch and dinner menus. You’ll

sold The Sea Cow to Tammy and Tom

country boil and shrimp and grits.

be sure to find a new favorite among

Kontinos. They expanded the menu to

All of the pies and desserts are still

their homemade specialties!

include the Rueben, Philly cheesesteaks

baked on premises by Martha, the in

Established by Lori Fowlkes in

and burgers. They were the first to run

house dessert chef, using some of Lori

March of 1996, it was originally lo-

The Sea Cow seven days a week, ex-

and Tammy’s original recipes along

cated where the liquor store is. Lori

cept for Thanksgiving and Christmas, a

with some of her own creations. They

and her then nine-year-old daughter

schedule that is still in effect today (ex-

regularly feature cheesecakes, giant

decorated the diner using fabric with

cept for a few renovation days each win-

cookies, key lime pie, peanut butter silk

whimsical cows on it. Lori designed the

ter). Tammy and Tom, along with their

pie, and almond joy and bourbon pecan

logo, and being so close to the sea, she

children Athena and John, started serv-

pie. Make sure to save room for dessert!

decided the cow should have a snorkel.

ing dinner in the summer months. The

The Sea Cow Eatery is open sev-

This logo and others are still on the T-

Mixed Grill is a Lowcountry stir-fry

en days a week and features a pet

shirts worn by the employees and sold

with shrimp, chicken and smoked sau-

friendly deck for alfresco dining.

to patrons.

sage and is still a bestseller on the menu.

Please stop in and join us for break-

Lori was the creator of many of the

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Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Local Produce and Seafood | Beer and Wine | Full To-Go Menu

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Single Shot Guide Services

BRINGING THE OUTDOORS TO YOU

IF YOU HAVE BEEN a long time

Owners Laura and Charles Yeomans

of wildlife hunting. In addition to offer-

visitor of Edisto, you have no doubt no-

take the hassle out of planning and ex-

ing day hunting and fishing trips, they

ticed the abundance of wildlife and sea-

ecuting your outdoor adventure in order

also offer ecotours, sunset cruises, and

food our island paradise has to offer. You

to maximize the enjoyment for you and

many unique packages. Begin your week-

have watched the fishermen come into the

your family. Seasoned outdoorsmen and

end package with inshore saltwater fish-

docks with their plentiful catch from the

women will appreciate the highly skilled

ing for redfish followed up with a classic

rivers, creeks, and ocean, or spotted the

and professional guides and enjoy their

Lowcountry cookout. Wake up the next

locals cast netting in the rivers and tidal

trip without worrying about the logistics

morning for an unforgettable duck hunt

creeks for shrimp and bait. Perhaps hiking

of planning. If you are new to angling

and end the day with another great meal

through Botany Bay you came across one

or pursuing game, Single Shot Guide Ser-

and evening catfish trip! Packages can be

of the numerous flocks of wild turkey that

vices offers equipment rental and unpar-

customized to suit your individual inter-

roam the island or noticed that the park is

alleled instruction.

ests and preferences.

Single Shot Guide Services offers over

Single Shot Guide Services offers the

If you have ever wanted to experience the

30 years of experience in the South Caro-

widest variety of hunting and fishing trips

Lowcountry life of fishing and hunting all

lina Lowcountry hunting and fishing in-

throughout the beautiful and diverse South

day followed by a scrumptious meal from

dustry. What sets them apart is that they

Carolina Lowcountry. Not to mention, the

your fresh catch, Single Shot Guide Services

can combine any number of different

talented cooks will satisfy any taste buds on

is just what you are looking for, a local fam-

types of hunting and fishing trips to cater

your package trips. Single Shot Guide Ser-

ily owned and operated business, ready to

to your needs. They offer freshwater and

vices truly is “Your single source for all of

plan your hunting and fishing adventures.

saltwater fishing as well as a wide variety

your outdoor gaming adventure needs.�

closed on certain days for hunting.

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Island, SC

Walter Construction Company

YOUR DREAM HOME IS WAITING

WALTER CONSTRUCTION

1985 when he built a house for his fa-

artisan’s touch is visible in each of his

Company has been a fixture of fine

ther on Edisto. That year he went on

homes. He doesn’t focus on any one

home building on Edisto and all of

to get his builder’s license and his real

type of home and has built every style

the Lowcountry for nearly 30 years.

estate license. Fisher found he had a

from antebellum to contemporary and

Fisher Walter, the CEO and a licensed

natural aptitude for building. His first

coastal cottages to mansions on the wa-

builder, is the third generation of the

homes built on Catherine and Myrtle

terfront; Walter Construction wants to

Walter family to work on Edisto. In

Streets are still occupied today.

help build your dream home.

the 1930s his grandfather came to the

Fisher’s ability to listen to each cli-

If you are in the planning stages or are

island to pave Palmetto Boulevard

ent combined with years of experience

ready to break ground, Fisher is avail-

and ever since his family has been in-

allows him to turn each home from a

able to provide his expertise and experi-

volved in the development and beau-

dream into a true work of art.

See-

ence. From new home construction to

tification of Edisto.

ing the finished product is Fisher’s most

renovations, Walter Construction offers

cherished aspect of being a builder. An

quality, integrity and honesty.

Fisher got his start as a builder in

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Making dream homes a reality for more than twenty-five years. Living and working on Edisto Beach and Edisto Island provides motivation to build homes that fit into the environment, reflect our gracious pace of life, and mirror our Southern heritage. Thank you to all our past customers for letting us take part in the building of your dream home.

Fisher C. Walter, Jr. 806 Oyster Park • Edisto Island, SC

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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

The Waterfront Restaurant

LIGHT(HOUSE), FOOD, ACTION

ANCHORED BY

its distinctive

owned by Susan’s parents. The possibility

the Waterfront kitchen cooking or out

lighthouse, The Waterfront Restaurant

of eating food harvested that same day on

front welcoming guests and talking to

is easy to spot on Jungle Road, perched

Edisto is very likely. Scot works diligently

customers. New patrons are quick to

on top of what must be the tallest hill

at offering fresh, delicious meals and a

find themselves at home, warmly wel-

on Edisto Beach. Surrounded by large

family friendly atmosphere.

comed and eagerly fed. No one leaves the Waterfront hungry. Scot develops

windows and decks, the Waterfront’s bright atmosphere and nautical decor

AS EDISTO NATIVES, Scot’s

decadent specials each night, based on

make you feel right at home. That is the

family has been providing the public

seasonal availability of produce and

exact way owners Scot and Susan Flow-

with seafood for over 40 years. Learn-

seafood. Local shrimp and oysters har-

ers want you to feel. Opened in 2001,

ing about seafood was a part of growing

vested by Scot’s family grace the menu,

the original location overlooked Big Bay

up for Scot, but he always felt it pulling

as well as a plentiful selection of salads,

Creek, hence the name. The Flowers

him in a different direction. He would

pasta, sandwiches, steaks and other

moved the restaurant to their current

watch his mother prepare the day’s catch

Lowcountry seafood.

location on Jungle Road to better serve

each night. It was there Scot honed his

their rapidly growing fan base. They

skills in the kitchen. Many of the Low-

AND WHILE YOU’RE HERE,

surmised that they were “close enough”

country recipes he cooks each night are

make sure to stop in at Shore Thing Gift

and kept the name Waterfront.

inspired by her. Scot went on to follow

Shop — located inside the Waterfront

Providing locally grown fare long be-

his dreams and studied in culinary man-

Restaurant — featuring unique jewelry,

fore it was fashionable, Scot has always

agement while away at school. It wasn’t

fashionable shoes, home accents, gift

served fresh seafood harvested on Edisto

long before he was back on Edisto laying

items, hand bags, beach accessories and

by his family. Seasonal vegetables and des-

the ground work for his future plans.

apparel, toys, fun, unique T-shirts and

serts are provided by local King’s Market,

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These days, Scot can be found in

holiday items.


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LOCALBUSINESS Edisto Beach, SC

Whaley’s

BEST ‘DIVE’ ON EDISTO

NOSTALGIA BLOOMS in the

prestigious recognition of being voted

the bar. The owners update the menu

strangest of places, including old gas

one of the Top 25 Seafood Dives in the

frequently, keeping it fresh and ex-

stations. Whaley’s blossomed in just

country by Coastal Living magazine.

citing while maintaining the staples

such a place, taking an abandoned gas

It was a true testament to the dedica-

and quality that people have come

station and transforming it into quite

tion and devotion of the owners, Van

to expect. Traditional Lowcountry

possibly the most quintessential beach

Maxwell and Lytle Prichard, to pro-

fare such as shrimp and grits or crab

dive on the East Coast. First opened as

vide great tasting and quality food on

cakes will never disappoint. Patrons

a convenience store in 1948 by Marion

this tiny barrier island. More recently

can now choose between 3 different

Whaley and operated until his death in

in September of 2012, Southern Living

“steamed pots” or create their own.

1995, the building maintains much of

magazine featured Whaley’s as one of

The local shrimp, fried or steamed,

its original character, including vintage

South Carolina’s 10 Best Seafood Spots

can’t be beat. For the land lovers, the

gas pumps.

and the Charleston City Paper voted the

Big Ugly Burger is an unbeatable fa-

establishment as the #1 reason to come

vorite. Paired with the fabulous, fresh

to Edisto Beach.

“raw fries” (think thin sliced and fried

Owner Van Maxwell created his establishment from scratch in 2003, and bit by bit, Whaley’s has become a staple

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offers

visitors

a

tiny

to order potato chips), you will be delighted you stopped in.

for locals and visitors alike. Known for

glimpse into true island life, featur-

its casual but quirky atmosphere and

ing live music from local artists. Sit

A wonderful establishment with a

fresh local seafood, you won’t want to

outside at the picnic tables around the

great vibe and fabulous food, no trip to

miss this hot spot of fabulous food. In

flowers and gas pumps from the 1950s,

Edisto Beach is complete without din-

May of 2007, Whaley’s received the

or beat the heat inside in a booth or at

ing at Whaley’s.

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