The Spanish Mount
A final look inside and a sad goodbye
Fossil Hunting in the Ashley River
A Movement from Tragedy to Triumph
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Still Standing Hello 2017! Have we ever so eagerly welcomed a new year as we have this one? 2016 was chock full of crazy, and I, myself, am glad to see it go. The arrival of
Hurricane Matthew upon our shores was something that, while inevitable, we never wanted to see happen. We are so thankful it wasn’t worse than it was. Our mayor, the town officials and employees, volunteers and the National
Guard did an exceptional job getting Edisto back on its feet in record time.
While we still have some work to do at Botany Bay and the beachfront, Edisto is restored and as serene as ever.
This year we kept our feet on the ground and opened our minds to explore
our past. We spent the night with famed historian Joseph McGill of the
Slave Dwelling Project at the site of the former slave cabin on Point of Pines
Plantation. The cabin is now the centerpiece for the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. We learned about life outside of the “Big House” and what impact slavery had on our nation, as well as our island.
2016 also brought a lot of attention to our island’s deep history and prehistoric
legacy with the Spanish Mount Point excavation and the discovery of a
possible bison in a local creek. We journeyed out with Ashby Gale to discover
the past and pick up the pieces lying just on the surface of a creek. Fossils really
2017 EXPLORE Photo Contest Winner Ann Jones
Finally, we added a new option for our photo contest with the addition of
Best Edisto Pet Photo. Congratulations to our winners, Ann Jones and Riley Davis. Riley Davis’s dog is featured on our Beach Rules page.
We look forward to Exploring Edisto in 2017 with you. May you all have a
Julie Gyselinck Editor in Chief
Do you have a great shot of our
favorite island or an amazing photo of your pet? If so, send your submissions (up to five per person)to info@
exploreedisto.com before January 15, 2018. Top picks will be featured in our 2018 issue!
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Welcome to Edisto – Beach Rules The Spanish Mount Fossil Hunting in the Ashley River Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Slave Cabin Edisto Beach Map Edisto Lemon Drop Recipe Hurricane Matthew and Edisto's New Beach
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business spotlights Botany Bay Ecotours Finn’s Island Grill Edisto Seafood & Fontaine Charters King’s Market The Marina at Edisto Beach McConkey’s Jungle Shack Ella & Ollie's Edisto Palmetto Charters Fat Jack's BBQ Robert Sarco Antiques The Sea Cow Threads Quilting Retreat Single Shot Guide Services Walter Construction Company The Waterfront Restaurant Whaley’s With These Hands Gallery
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Welcome to Edisto 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 and 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
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outdoors | Edisto Island Botany Bay Ecotours with Meg Hoyle
The True Wildlife of Edisto
othing polishes a vacation
on Edisto like time on the
water. The waterways of the
Ace Basin surrounding the island are
an amazing wilderness to experience.
Teeming with wildlife above and below the water’s surface and as far as one can see, the vast ecosystem surrounding
Edisto is one of the largest in America. Botany Bay Eco Tours is the only
company on Edisto. Visitors will have
themselves at home and enjoy the ride.
guides to bridge the gap between
content rich tours offered by Botany
ing to their roosts, dolphins and other
cessful, sustainable harvesting. Learn
an unforgettable trip aboard one of the Bay Eco Tours. Climb aboard for the Dolphin Tour, an hour-and-fifteen-
minute trip into the heart of bottlenose dolphin territory. Surrounded by
breathtaking vistas, you can experience
The tour guide will point out birds fly-
wildlife along the way while you sip on your beverage and unwind. The Sunset Tour is an hour and fifteen minutes of stunning sunsets and wildlife.
If getting to know the people and
and learn about the fascinating lives
history of Edisto is something you
Witness them playing games in the
Gullah Tour with Miss Sarah Burnell.
and habits of these intelligent creatures. water, chasing each other, jumping, and popping up to say “Hi” to people on the boat. Babies are frequently seen,
tagging along close to their mothers, learning to hunt. The guides with
Botany Bay Eco Tours will teach you
amazing facts about the dolphins, birds and ecosystem of the ACE Basin.
Guests can sit back and
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relax on a Sunset Tour,
cruising quietly through
the waterways while wit-
nessing a stunning sunset.
Encouraged to bring snacks and beverages, passengers are expected to make
are interested in, book a Growing Up Cruise along and sing old spirituals
with Sarah. Sarah was raised on Edisto and is a true Gullah—she speaks the language and tells humorous and
amazing stories of growing up Gullah
on Edisto Island. Learn firsthand how the Gullah kept many of their African
inexperienced fishermen and suc-
basic skills for fishing the salt marshes in the ACE Basin. Trips are booked in two- or four-hour trips for four
fishermen. This ecotour gets you on the water to sample the abundance
of the salt marshes and creeks around Edisto Island. Your knowledgeable
guide will teach you about the history
and habits of the local fish and provide you with an opportunity to catch your own inshore and nearshore species of fish, including: redfish, spotted trout,
summer trout, flounder, whiting, shark, and cobia.
Botany Bay Ecotours has a special
traditions and skills alive while expe-
trip planned for every type of adven-
through the modern times. Miss Sarah
(Monkey) Island and Botany Bay
riencing hundreds of years in slavery
is an Edisto treasure. Come join her for a fun adventure and learn some of her special songs!
Fishing the Ace Basin was devel-
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food & drink | Edisto Beach Finn’s Island Grill
Edisto’s Only Beachfront Restaurant and sometimes are such a hit they
become a regular menu item (looking at you, French Dip!). Coming off the beach? No problem. Finn’s provides an outside shower to rinse off your sandy feet. And fruity rum-based
bucket drinks will keep you in the island mood.
Dinner overlooking the ocean is
magical at Finn’s. With a great view from any seat in the house, enjoy
Lowcountry favorites like shrimp
and grits, she-crab soup, crab cakes, oysters and a variety of perfectly
cooked seafood options. Nightly
specials may be a hearty steak or a tender piece of fish, and certainly
will be delectable. You may even be
lucky enough to order Finn’s Shrimp Perlou — the winning dish of this year’s Edisto Eats contest.
After dinner, choose from daily
dessert specials, or enjoy an after-
disto’s only beachfront din-
What better place to enjoy your
vated . . . again. New owners,
attached to Finn’s Ocean Room? Ed-
ing location has been reno-
Peter and Shelly Rapnikas and Keith and Donna Siegfried, purchased the
restaurant and bar on August 8, 2016. Hurricane Matthew interrupted life
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on Edisto Beach on
October 8, 2016. The
historic “Pavilion” was hit hard, but repairs
are complete and Finn’s is open for
breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Sunrise happens right at Finn’s.
morning coffee than on the pier
islo Java provides coffee, lattes, iced
dinner drink on the pier. Charlestonarea craft beers, top-shelf liquors and popular favorites are available from the full bar.
With sweeping ocean views, a
coffees, teas and pastries. Breakfast
fresh and innovative menu, a fun new
cakes, omelets, eggs made to order,
that wants to provide customers with
items include egg sandwiches, panbacon, sausage, grits or homefries, and toast or English muffins.
For lunch, enjoy crab cakes, sea-
atmosphere and a top-notch staff
a great experience, Finn’s is a true destination on Edisto Beach.
Check the website (finnseb.com)
food baskets, sandwiches, burgers,
or follow Finn’s Island Grill on
gies, coleslaw, salad or baked potato.
pictures from your favorite beach —
salads, and sides of fries, grits, veg-
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shopping | Edisto Beach Edisto Seafood and Fontaine Charters
As Fresh as Fresh Can Be
perfectly weathered and
the family business. It was his years
drawl and mannerisms tend to mirror
from a light pole, its once
him realize the call of Edisto was
about themselves, they were more
hand-painted sign dangles
bright colors announcing their local
phone number and company name.
Whimsically painted crustaceans and sea life point the way to the bright
at College of Charleston that made undeniable and that his career path had been laid years before. Clean and crisp, from the small front retail store to the
large back room and stretching docks, it is clear the Fontaines operate a tight ship.
Unlike most seafood
distributors and retailers,
Edisto Seafood is stocked
primarily with local seafood. Outside of the occasional Alaskan snow crab legs and North Atlantic sea
scallops, all seafood sold here comes from no farther than Beaufort, just 45 minutes
south. With help from Jimmy and Barry, Ashley harvests all of the oysters, blue crab
white interior of Edisto Seafood and
and clams directly from the bountiful
the Fontaine family arrived on Edisto
customers. Over the course of a year
Fontaine Charters. Started shortly after in the late 1940s, this family-owned-
and-operated staple is continued today
by Ashley Fontaine. Taking the helm of Edisto Seafood at the age of 23, Ashley and wife, Mary Evelyn, now operate Edisto Seafood with the help of his
brother Barry Fontaine and longtime friend Jimmy Skinner,
3729 Docksite Rd.
Edisto Beach, SC 843.869.3446
who also takes the helm of the Marsh Hen
for Fontaine’s Fishing
Charters. Growing up
on the docks and working side by side
with his family, Ashley always enjoyed
waters of Edisto to sell to delighted
they will sell over 100,000 pounds of
local shrimp caught primarily by Capt.
Bill Smoak of the Sara Jane, Edisto’s last shrimp boat. Conveying that massive
amount of seafood to the public as well as commercially, with just a handful of employees, seems like an exhausting
task, but the quiet joy of working side by side with their closest friends and family is apparent to those who walk through
the door. All are welcomed and treated with cheerful salutations.
Ashley and Jimmy have known each
other for so long that their Lowcountry
each other. Humble when talking
than happy to relay the other’s talents and strengths and speak highly of what each brings to the business.
Jimmy Skinner joined the family at Edisto Seafood at the age of 14 as
an “Assistant Crabber,” according to
Ashley (Confirmation of the title was not available, but sources indicate this to be true). A few years later while
both Ashley and Jimmy were working toward their captain’s license, Ashley’s dad salvaged a boat. The year of the
boat’s completion, Ashley received his captain’s license, and he and Jimmy were granted the newly christened
Marsh Hen. Fontaine Charters was born. Jimmy Skinner now captains the charter fishing boat and enjoys
creating a trip to fit each client’s needs. Getting to know his clients over the
phone or through email allows Jimmy
to plan the best trip and get them “lots of action.” Offering inshore as well
as limited offshore fishing, Captain
Skinner’s reputation as one of the best on the island is well deserved. From beginners to seasoned fishermen,
anyone who boards the Marsh Hen is sure to come back with plentiful
fish and a fish (or manta ray) tale or two. Edisto Seafood and Fontaine
Charters—come see what makes them so fundamentally Edisto. Be warned, however, time around this cheerful
group might make you rethink your day job.
WEATHER & TIDES
from anywhere. Visit ExploreEdisto.com or download our free App Explore Edisto from the Apple App Store to find up-to-date events, up-to-the-minute weather, fishing and tide information, interactive maps of the island, and videos and bonus material that just wouldn’t fit in the printed magazine. So whether you’re at home, the local café, or taking a break at work, your Edisto is waiting. (Tablet and authentic Southern drawl not included.)
The Spanish Mount A final look inside and a sad goodbye
Carved bone pin found at the site.
The Spanish Mount in Edisto Beach
Above left (from left to
State Park will soon be taken by the creek
right): Johann Sawyer,
has her way with it, a group of archeologists
Tamara Wilson, and
and will be no more. Before Mother Nature
from South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology are spending four weeks
excavating the Archaic (8,000 B.C.–1,000
B.C.) site to learn and document as much as possible from the ancient trash heap.
Dr. Karen Smith is leading the team of
archeologists and students from the University
of South Carolina on the excavation of the
mound. She explained to us that they have been brought in for “mitigation,” or one last good
look at a site before it is lost to natural or manmade causes. The Spanish Mount on Edisto
has been eroding into the river for hundreds,
possibly thousands, of years. In the 1990s the state park tried to protect it by building up a
seawall to block the river’s intrusion to the site.
The seawall is failing and the river is determined to take its prize.
Dr. Karen’s team is the first to inspect and
excavate the site since 1975. They hope to
discover pottery, animal bones and artistic items
the native people would have used in their day-
Dr. Karen Smith, Brandy Joy.
Documented by Spanish explorers in the
mid 1500s, the mound was described as 20 feet
tall and over 40 feet wide. Dr. Karen explains that grand description might be the result of
Above right: The
collapsing wall of the shell mound behind the failing seawall.
the perspective the Spaniards would have had looking up at it from their boats, and the fact
that the shell mound was created on top of
a natural sandy hill. The nature of the raised
geography the shell mound is on, along with
Opposite page left:
Looking for clues in
Opposite page right:
Flags mark points of
interest on a profile wall of the dig.
the bank erosion that allowed shells to cascade
down the side covering the sand face, made for
an appearance of a massive mound of solid shell. Major rains and more erosion during the
first week of the excavation washed out the face even more, revealing the actual baseline of the
shell mound. Far from the Spaniards’ estimate
of 20 feet high, what is left—that is the actual shell—is only about three feet deep.
So what does a team of archeologists find
when looking through a prehistoric trash
dump? What can garbage help them surmise day-to-day life was like? Quite a lot actually.
Much of what is learned about these early
people, from sites such as these, is done by
comparing the finds to similar sites up and exploreedisto.com
down the Carolina, Georgia and
and arrow yet. They would have been
team know what to expect, but the
or a small spear while hunting, and the
Florida coasts. Dr. Karen and her
excitement of finding the unexpected
is also there.
The people who left the Edisto
mound and shell ring were nomadic
a seasonal or celestial calendar for
using an atlatl for launching an arrow
meetings and trading.
tips would have been made of wood
fragment in the Edisto mound was
a hole or divot at the top to place the
crew. Soapstone is not local to Edisto
or shell. The atlatl is a flat board with
end of an arrow in, and then with a
The unearthing of soapstone
exciting and unexpected for Dr. Karen’s and provides proof of trade routes and
contact with groups far outside of their
within a localized region. Dr. Karen
fling of the arm (like throwing a ball)
rings appear every ten miles or so
of 150 yards. That’s the distance the
with distant groups, they were creating
around the time the mound was first
The art work on the pottery is detailed
reveals the fascinating fact that shell
the projectile could travel upward
down the East Coast from South
medieval long bow was accomplishing
were simply a community trash pile
Their trash was mostly food scraps,
miserable. While decoding every
Carolina to Florida. The shell mounds used every time the nomads were here.
What was their life like? Not
home region. In addition to trading
pottery for heating and storing food. and highly skilled. The amount of
effort it took to execute the patterns on the pottery, as well as the “bone
detail of their Archaic day-to-day life
pins” (long slim pieces of carved bone
are still a bit of a mystery, with many
know some pretty interesting things
shows they had free time to be artistic
The typical portrayal of a prehistoric
small amount of garbage left behind.
other groups and migrated in regional
in the community areas through the
for a substitution of seashells and bone.
through the warm seasons and came
dug and filled with Spanish moss that
have had the technology of the bow
and winter. They must have followed
some broken pottery pieces, and bone
objects or shell tools. The shell rings ideas and theories about their use.
is impossible, Dr. Karen and her crew about these early people from just the
hunter-gatherer is of them using
They clearly were connected with
lack of stone in the coastal area called
areas. They lived in small family groups
arrowheads, spears and stone tools. The
Also these Archaic peoples would not
together in large groups during the fall
used to hold or decorate hair possibly),
and express themselves through their
Mosquitoes and bugs were repelled
use of “smudge pits,” shallow holes
was lit on fire to smolder. The ensuing
smoke would prove undesirable for the
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bugs, and everyone could function throughout
the day and night in a bug-free zone.
They were a very accomplished group of
people with an economy and evolving culture.
The plentiful abundance of protein from the shellfish is without a doubt the reason for
their cultural advancement. Easily harvested food available in massive and self-renewing quantities allowed for free time to innovate
and create. They were very healthy and had a
Left: Shaded walk
leading to the Spanish Mount.
they have had to eat to get nourishment? Were they actually eating them or using them for
another purpose and discarding them after?
Right: Marsh view on the way to
The discoveries, as fascinating and exciting as
they are, often lead to questions that cannot be answered immediately.
With all of their findings documented
and stored away, the biggest part of the study
has just begun for the team. Now they must
go back to the university and write up their
significant life span of 35 to 50 years, although
findings, classify and piece together the pottery
have promoted monogamy as a way to prevent
take weeks, months or even years, depending on
syphilis is that this is the one disease the Native
Soon the State Park Service will remove the
they did have syphilis, a disease that could
spreading the illness. Interesting fact about the
Americans gave the Europeans!
At the end of their four-week excavation, Dr.
and prepare it all for display. This work could
the scope of the project.
seawall. The fragile shell mount, already eroding
away, will fall into the waters below—nature’s
Karen and her group were pleased with their
version of pressing the delete button. What
as well as an almost full vessel that seems to
Without the support of our state parks and
the mound, bone-pin fragments with detailed
might never know. Keep exploring; you might
findings: extensive amounts of pottery shards, have only broken during its encapsulation in
designs carved into them and soapstone that
was possibly used for indirect heating of food
else could have been out there on our island? dedicated teams like the USC archeologists, we be surprised at what you find.
Today’s archeologists do not dig up or disturb
and water. The evidence of their protein-rich
native burials if they discover them. Should
crabs, shellfish, deer and, oddly enough, the
tribe is notified immediately, and they take
quantity of snails was particularly fascinating
you to Karen Smith, Johann Sawyer, Brandy
diet showed a prolific consumption of oysters, tiny marsh snails known as periwinkles. The
to the group, given the exceptionally small size of these individual snails. How many would
human bones be found, a Native American
over the proper reburial process. A big thank
Joy and Tamara Wilson for letting us into their fascinating world of history and archeology.
shopping | Edisto Island King’s Market
ing’s Farm Market is a
family-run farm consisting of a few hundred acres
on Edisto and Yonges Island. An
agriculture family for over 100 years, they have kept the art of produce and ranching as a legacy passed
produce, they also raise the highly
purchase at the market. With such a
fun and active market, situated
bred and hand-raised by Jamie and
to-table experience of your own is
down for many generations. Their on Highway 174, is
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located directly on part
neatly cultivated fruits,
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of the farm. Rows of
vegetables, berries and a wide assortment of
flowers travel a very short distance to the market place and to consumers’ plates. In addition to growing the
sought after Grass-Fed Kings Beef, Rett King. The beef sold at the
market was born and raised just a few
easy to do with King’s Market.
The market and farm are a busy
place; you’ll see family members like
broad range of produce harvested
working the register, and Rett or
The changing grow season and
by Jamie and Rett keep the market full almost year-round. They close for a very short time in January,
after all of the Christmas trees and beautiful handmade garland and
wreaths are gone. Spring, summer
and fall, visitors fill their baskets with homemade desserts, tomato pies,
dips and entrées ready to cook. The
best pimento cheese sandwiches on Edisto are tucked away in the top
cooler and go fast as lightning. The
whole atmosphere of King’s Market
is a delightful throwback to the early 1900s, with coolers full of old-timey sodas in the glass bottle and an
Bonnie, the matriarch of the family, Jamie moving in and between the fields and market. Late summer
brings you-pick blackberries and
offers visitors the chance to go out
into the fields to get a little taste of
farm life. Pickers are provided with
a bucket and pointed in the direction of the berries. The blackberries, like
all the produce at King’s Market, are grown with very little pest control;
you can eat them right off the vine. Make sure not to get too carried
away picking—these briars are huge and your bucket will get filled to overflowing fast!
Stop by for a quick shopping trip
interesting collection of historic décor.
or bring the whole family to enjoy
and fresh butter are also available for
experience itself !
Local honey, eggs, artisan cheeses
wide variety available, having a farm-
a real farm. King’s Market is an
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outdoors | Edisto Beach The Marina @ Edisto Beach
Fishing Charters & Sightseeing Tours the wildlife that sur-
ing license. Just bring what you want to
ship store to check the boating sched-
rounds Edisto and the Hop onboard the
“Thirsty Whale,” a
fully cushioned with
Here you will find everything you
carry 12 passengers
comfortably. Taking an excursion for a stunning Sunset Cruise,
Dolphin Tour, Booze
Otter Island is a great way to spend a
ready to take you on a boat-
the water. Private and special-request
to have a day of fun on the water. Whether you are looking for a
leisurely cruise, an exciting sightseeing trip, a private island tour, nature
tour or a fishing charter, The Marina offers them all.
The Marina’s team of Master Cap-
tains Jim Moose, Newton “Cookie”
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water. On our tour with Captain Cookie, a past DNR agent and avid
outdoorsman, we were provided
amazing information and interesting
facts about the ecological system and
Cruise or a trip to
he revamped Marina at Ed-
boats for guests to enjoy, you are sure
Drop by the ship store and be
sure to say hello to Steve, Larry and
dual canopies and can
ing adventure. Featuring two new
ule or to book a trip.
25-foot extra wide
Carolina Skiff that is
isto Beach is geared up and
eat and drink. Come visit The Marina’s
few hours experiencing Edisto from tours are also available for longer
trips, such as circumnavigating the whole island, day trips to Beaufort
Milton and to find out what’s biting. need to catch anything from a blue
crab to a blue marlin. The full-service store carries a wide variety of inshore and offshore tackle, bait, beer, wine, snacks, sunscreen, ice, non-ethanol
gas and diesel. Browse the redesigned store and check out their new clothing line, including new South Carolina Governor’s Cup apparel. The
Marina has the beach’s only public boat ramp with nightly slip rentals and trailer parking.
On weekends during the summer,
or to a secluded island for a picnic
enjoy live music on the dock with a
Marina at Edisto Beach is open to
serves food upstairs and downstairs,
and an afternoon of discovery. The
all private tour and event requests. Looking for a grand entrance or
exit for a wedding? The Marina can handle that!
If chasing fish is what you’re after,
book a trip on the “Thirsty Fish.” The center console T-Top with poling
platform can take you back in the creek for spottail, trout, flounder, whiting,
shark and stingray. Going out a little farther on a nearshore trip will land
you sea bass, cobia, Spanish mackerel,
king mackerel, vermillion snapper and many other species. The boat provides everything you need, including a fish-
cold beverage. Pressley’s Restaurant
so come by, grab a bite and cut a rug.
This summer is sure to be an excit-
ing one. The Marina will host five
tournaments, including the return of the 2016 Edisto Billfish Invitational Tournament, which is the final leg of the South Carolina Governor’s
Cup Series. Internationally renowned marine artist Steve Goione will
return this year as the featured artist
and creator of the Edisto Governor’s Cup design. The Marina has a lot of activities available, so make sure to call or check out their website for more information!
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food & drink | Edisto Beach McConkey’s Jungle Shack
A Beach Restaurant with Spunk daughters died of diphtheria within
a single week and all of this occurred before the McConkey’s lived here!
After the Civil War the Edings family never returned to Locksley Hall and the plantation was taken over by a
carpetbagger named Wright, who had his workers destroy the grave sites of
four generations of the Edings family buried on the plantation grounds.
The tragedies continued with the
McConkeys. James McConkey died under “mysterious circumstances” in
1892. Erina McConkey, according to legend, committed suicide in 1904.
Jane McConkey burned to death in a
kitchen fire in 1912 and John McCon-
key was murdered in 1915. His murder
n Edisto Story … Long ago, Edisto Beach was known as McConkey’s Beach and the
“main drag,” now named Palmetto Bou-
levard, was called McConkey Boulevard. A Canadian family, the McConkeys,
moved to Edisto Island in the late 1800s
and bought a plantation originally named
built the mansion in the early 1800s, a three-story federal-style stucco home designed as a “single house,” which
Park, as well as all of the
land which is now Edisto
Beach. The plantation soon became
known simply as the McConkey Place.
commonly believed the killer is known but was never prosecuted.
The place was then owned by
The Edings family experienced so
mains in that family to this day. Even
one room deep.
as “the house of tragedy.” Edings’s first
day Edisto Beach State
have offered their opinions, and it is
another family and ultimately bought
acres including the present-
Edistonians from previous generations
architecturally means the floor plan is
many disastrous events in and around
ing approximately 2,000
already a sad one. William Edings had
Locksley Hall, encompass-
108 Jungle Rd.
Edisto Beach, SC
The history of this plantation was
was never solved, although many
the home that the place became known wife died in childbirth and is buried at the foot of the veranda stairs. The son she bore committed suicide; an adopted son accidentally killed his
nanny and then himself; two young
by Navy Admiral Murphy and re-
though every self-respecting family
on this island embraces its residential ghosts, the present owner of the
plantation (now known as Seaside) reports no “unusual” events.
Story compiled by Marie of the Pink Van 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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Ella & Ollie's 21 Fairway Drive Inside Wyndham
Edisto Beach, SC 843.869.4968
estaurateurs Jackson Hatch
clean concept behind the bar, too. The
Expecting the fried seafood to be the
opened Edisto’s most recent
are both infused in-house, and many
location, their ingenuity and skill in the
and Brandon Rushing
hot spot, Ella & Ollie’s, in the fall
of 2016. Together they run the dayto-day operation with Katherine
Rushing, Brandon’s wife, and with an occasional appearance by the charm-
ing toddler namesakes, Ella and Ollie themselves. While Jackson’s wife,
Kelly, doesn’t work in the restaurant, he admits he couldn’t do it without
vegetable vodka and cinnamon whisky cocktails feature hand-squeezed and
muddled ingredients. The classic Bloody Mary drink is out of this world with the vegetable vodka, house pickled celery
and locally made mix. Saturday brunch features the Brunch Bloody Mary,
topped with shrimp, olives and enough accoutrements to make it a meal.
This creative trio is clearly having fun,
her support. Jackson, Katherine, and
and the atmosphere around the restau-
own restaurant on Edisto for many
showcases an arsenal of farmers, millers,
Brandon had envisioned having their years. When the opportunity pre-
sented itself, and with the encourage-
ment of the late Leland Vaughn of the Planation Golf Course, this duo hit
the ground running and opened the doors on a dream come true.
Executive Chef Brandon Rush-
rant is exciting. Each item on the menu
bakers and ranchers whose dedication to
Katherine have taken the fresh-and-
Brasstown, is smeared with bacon jam
and presented on an artisan brioche bun with a tomato topper and Bibb lettuce.
Brandon’s goal with this favorite was to simply create the best burger he could
make, and many would say he achieved it. The braised short ribs, slow cooked
and fall-off-the-bone tender, provide a savory salutation of taste.
In addition to the world-class brunch,
take-and-bake meals, daily made sliders
ence a freshly caught entrée and pairings in a creative and delectable match-up. The lunch, dinner and Saturday
and main courses. Guests are invited
created especially for them. Jackson and
made with prime grass-fed beef from
each evening so that diners can experi-
Seafood dishes highlight the specials
Everything served at Ella & Ollie’s is
items, such as their house coffee blend,
few new favorites. The E&O burger,
lunch and dinner menus, patrons can
brunch menus offer a simple but
fresh and locally sourced, with many
kitchen shine with their creations of a
fresh, clean fare is as important as theirs.
ing describes his seasonal menu as
simple, but the flavors are anything but.
most requested items given the coastal
stop in to the market for an array of
and chicken sandwiches to go. They also offer select grocery items, craft beers, premium wines and local crafts.
Executive Chef Brandon Rushing,
creative mix of appetizers, sandwiches
Katherine Rushing and Jackson Hatch
to sit down and enjoy an indulgent
experience and atmosphere that capture
experience in the dining room or at the bar. Brandon and Jackson reveal the
best sellers on the menu surprised them.
have created a truly unique dining
the rustic glamour of the Lowcountry. Reservations are not required but suggested for dinner.
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AT A REMOTE LOCATION ALONG THE ASHLEY RIVER, about 45 minutes north of Edisto Island, Ashby Gale of Charleston Fossil Adventures hauls his kayak out of a brush-covered ravine and plops it into the water. The ripples break the smooth tension on the surface that had previously been a mirror reflection of the autumn leaves dangling above it. Casual passersby and residents are near, unsuspecting of what treasures lay beneath them.
The riverbank makes steps down into the water, marking its own
Park Service, gives us a crash course in
a playful tumble. On this day Ashby Gale is excited to get to a
of pebbles. Immediately, heâ€™s pointing out
how to spot fossilized material in a field
flood lines, a subtle reminder that it is capable of far more than
artifacts. Letting us look for the distinc-
specific gravel bank a few miles down river from the drop-in to
see what the river has to reveal after Hurricane Matthew crashed through the Lowcountry just a few weeks prior.
Picturing the gentle river we are traveling down as more
than a navigable, albeit rocky, creek takes little creativity.
Deposits high in the tree line from the rising hurricane waters are visible around every bend. There is no doubt this little
river has the ability to rage out of its banks with a vicious force. However, picturing the water reaching hundreds of feet deep
and covering the land as a shallow sea all the way to Columbia, S.C., an hour and a half away, is a bit harder to imagine.
Clues from that time, over 30 million years ago, are scattered
throughout the riverbed. Much of South Carolina would have
been shallow seas and estuaries during the epochs between the
dinosaurs and the Ice Age. The fossils found from this location are sea mammals, sharks, fish, amphibians and mollusks. After a meandering trip through the shallow
and rocky Ashley River section, occasionally having to get out and drag our kayaks, we
arrive at a bend in the river with deep water to the
outside of the curve and a gravel beach on the inside. Ashby, a
paleontologist who once worked for the South Carolina State
Ashby Gale of
Charleston Fossil Adventures holding a
Megalodon tooth. Top: More than a
tive outlines, colors and textures that give away the treasures located in direct sight. Once our focus hones in on what we are looking for, the gravel bed we are standing on seems to be teeming with fossils. We are plucking them from the surface
of the ground faster than Ashby can turn
handful of fossils
around to identify them. Identify them
on our expedition
from rattling off a multisyllabic scientific
description of the creature.
he does! Nothing we pick up stops Ashby
name followed by a common name and
The two epochs of time that our fos-
sils come from are the Oligocene, 33.9 million years to 23 million years ago,
and the Miocene, 23 million years to 5.3
million years ago. Here we are, bent over
at the waist, in ankle deep water, plucking fossils out of the creek that are so old itâ€™s almost impossible to comprehend
the time span since they were alive.
We fill the pockets on our little aprons
with vertebrae, ray teeth, fossilized mollusk casts called steinkerns, turtle shell, an arrowhead, a few pieces of early
native pottery and countless sharks’
teeth, ranging in size from a grain of
rice to two inches. The varied species of shark fossils cover the spectrum of the times, except the one everyone wants
to find. The massive Megalodon shark tooth, the fossil hunter’s Holy Grail.
Growing upwards of 60 feet long with
teeth up to seven inches tall, the Megalodon, despite its colossal size, thrived in the relatively shallow waters along
the ancient South Carolina coastline. Evidence suggests they had nurseries
(full of terror), to raise their pups, in the very waters that once covered Edisto and the rest of the Lowcountry.
As millions of years passed and the
Ice Age freeze drew waters back, the fossil deposits changed. Each mile
marks a new era of species that once roamed the earth, all the way to the
shores of Edisto Beach. This is where
you will find the Ice Age fossils. Bison,
makes all the difference
mammoth and even saber-toothed cat fossils have been found up and down South Carolina’s shoreline. The next time you walk the beach, keep your
eye out for that smooth black surface
peeping up out of the sand—you never know what it might be.
No shovels were used in the fossil
trip we took with Ashby Gale and
Charleston Fossil Adventures. Digging for fossils with a shovel, or any me-
chanical removal of artifacts, is against the law and a very naughty thing to
do. For your own fossil adventure, or to plan one for a group or school demonstration, please contact Ashby Gale at Charleston Fossil Adventures.
Imagine living on Edisto full-time. With my background in marketing and management, I can help you make that goal a reality. Acquire your “Edisto Dream” of a permanent home, vacation home, or land investment. Whatever you imagine for your future on beautiful Edisto Island, my goal is to find the perfect match for you and your family. Sharon Bagwell
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“A Fisher of Men” Matthew 4:19
aptain Buddy B. is a man
have come to pass he will continue
Lord and spread the gospel:
Africa. Captain Buddy B. plans to go
on a mission to serve the
in Africa and on the boat, sharing
his testimony every single day to lost souls. Captain Buddy B. found his
to serve the Lord on his boat and in on mission trips to Africa every two years for the next twenty years!
Captain Buddy’s slogan is “Being
spiritual calling May of 2012 and
on the water is a blessing; catching
in Africa and to be a captain of the
Palmetto Charters in 2014 after
medical care, medicine and food, as
captain. His second vision was to
In addition to the charter trips,
received two visions: to be a disciple Edisto Island, SC 803.603.2781
Edisto Palmetto Char-
ters. His compelling ac-
count of his life’s journey
recounts like an uplifting
screenplay. Captain Buddy B. found his salvation while on a fishing trip to Scannawah Island, S.C. For six
hours he fought a spiritual battle for his eternal soul. It was a night he
would never forget. The next day he awoke a changed man, gifted with
his two visions. Now that his visions
fish is a bonus!” He started Edisto realizing his vision of becoming a
well as sharing the word of the bible.
become a missionary in Africa. He
Captain Buddy B. speaks at group
2015 when he completed a successful
churches. He also has a CD of his
accomplished this in September of
medical mission trip to Kenya with
11 other missionaries from the First Baptist Church of Swansea, South Carolina.
On this mission trip Captain
Buddy B. and the others helped over 1,400 people receive much needed
meetings, halfway houses and
full testimony available upon request. The CD was recorded during an in-
terview with Pastor Steve Hall on the Christian radio station 99.9 WUCC. If you would like for Buddy to speak
to your group, please contact him. He also gives his personal testimony on each of his charters.
To contribute to the African Mission
Fund for Buddy Bizzell, donations can be sent to: Bethany Baptist Church
ATTN: African Missions (Captain
Buddy) 125 Bethany Rd., Orangeburg, SC 29115. In addition to his upcoming
trip this June of 2017 to Africa, Captain Buddy B has set the goal to raise $7,000 to build a brand new church in Africa.
All funds raised will go to support mission travels, orphan schools and church organizations founded in the name of Jesus Christ. To God be the glory and God bless.
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Reptile Zoo • Gift Shop • Visitors Center Come see “Junior” our 7-foot Cobra born and raised at the Serpentarium
2017 Season March 30 – May 27 Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
May 29 – August 12 Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
August 17 – October 21 Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
November – December TBA
DAILY SHOW TIMES Reptile Shows: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm Alligator Shows: 12pm & 4pm
Outdoor Exhibits are open with shows.
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A WONDERFULLY WRITTEN PIRATE ADVENTURE WITH LOCATIONS YOU ARE SURE TO
RECOGNIZE. A FAST PACED STORY, WITH THRILLS, EXCITEMENT AND WELL RESEARCHED HISTORY ON EDISTO AND THE PIRATES OF BLACKBEARD'S TIME. THIS NOVEL IS A FUN READ THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO GO EXPLORING! — EXPLORE Edisto Magazine
A 300-year-old mystery from one of the world’s most notorious pirates leads to the adventure of a lifetime for two
friends — an adventure which could lead to fame and fortune, or to their deaths.
Deep within the archives at a museum in Raleigh, NC, Darwin Trickett makes the discovery of a lifetime: the diary
of Blackbeard’s wife and a folded treasure map tucked in its pages. He asks Lucas Caine for assistance in helping find the location marked on the map which they believe was drawn by Blackbeard.
Now, these two friends embark on a journey in search of treasure. They uncover clues leading them to several
locations along the Carolina coast while being shadowed by a group of mysterious men.
The following is an excerpt from Blackbeard's Lost Treasure by Caleb Wygal. We hope you enjoy. Lucas had wanted to reach Edisto Island by first light.
He wanted to have the entire day to devote to exploring the area on the map and if everything worked out, finding the
mostly older people out for an early morning walk, jog, or bike ride.
As they approached a large sign for the resort on the right
treasure. As they put the bridge behind them and passed a
with an entrance road splitting two holes on the golf course,
reached down to the ocean as though God was dipping his
right was a squared two-story building with gray siding. The
grocery store, the sun broke through the clouds and its rays fingers in the water.
It promised to be a picturesque day. Perhaps they would
Lucas had Lynn pull into a parking lot on their left. To the sign above the door read “The Dockside Bar & Grill.”
To the left of that was a small building with blue wood
make history as well, Lucas thought.
siding covering the top half of the structure. The area below
behind a single row of oceanfront houses. Only a few vehicles
murals of shrimp, a fishing boat, swordfish, and crawfish
A quiet four-lane highway ran the length of the beach,
were out at this hour. Men going out to the beach to claim
their spots for fishing. Employees of the island’s large time-
share coming from off the island to work. Restaurant workers arriving to prep for the lunch rush.
The densely packed houses along the ocean to their left
the siding was made of cinder blocks painted white. Large
covered the front of the building. A covered entryway came
out from above the door with “Fresh Edisto Seafood” painted in flowy letters across the façade. A wood sign hung down
advertising “Fontaine Fishing Charters” in bold white letters. The restaurant’s parking lot was empty. The smaller build-
concealed most views of the ocean. From time to time,
ing had two cars parked in front of it. “Pull up right there,”
remembered seeing a few of these homes as he and Riddick
est folks you’ll ever meet. They love to have a good time too.”
Darwin spied green waves over the sand dunes. He almost cruised past this place the previous day. He was amazed to
find that there weren’t any large hotels along the water. He mentioned that to Lucas.
“Yeah, when tourists started coming to the island years
ago,” Lucas said, “the townsfolk kept it unincorporated. They allowed one grocery store and gas station. Everything else had to be small. No bright lights. They were isolated and
wanted to keep the quaint, laid back way of life they enjoyed unlike their neighbors to the north and south.” “Nice,” Lynn and Darwin both said.
Lucas sat back in his seat. “That’s why I like it here.”
After about three miles, the road narrowed to two lanes
and began to curve around the southern end of the island.
They passed the different areas of the sleepy resort complex and a well-manicured golf course rising from the marsh as they came about to the sound side of the island. They saw
Lucas instructed. “I’ve used these guys a bunch of times. NicDarwin practically jumped out of the car now that he had
a chance to stretch out from its cramped confines.
Alone in the car with Lynn for the first time, Lucas said,
“I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for us.”
Her smile made Lucas’s heart skip a beat. “Sure thing,” she
said. “I needed a break from the monotony anyway. Glad I could help.”
Lucas reached into his pocket and pulled out a wad of
twenty-dollar bills. “Look, here’s the five-hundred I said I would give you for bringing us.”
She took the money from his hands and held it carefully.
She almost cried. This was a lifesaver for her. “Thank you,” she said.
“No, thank you. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.”
He noted for the first time that her eyes weren’t brown. Up close, they looked hazel …
Caleb Wygal’s writing career sprung from working for his uncle in a small office in Greenville, SC. During
periods of downtime, his uncle told him to “look busy” when clients came in to the shop instead of reading books.
His solution was to write short stories. He eventually tied this collection of stories together and added a few new characters to create his first novel Moment of Impact in 2006. In the fall of 2013, he started writing his third novel an adventure about the search for Blackbeard’s Lost Treasure using real places and events (released on April 28, 2016 by Black Rose Writing).
makes all the difference.
Like many people, I was drawn to Edisto by its abundant wildlife and outdoors activities including hunting, fishing and boating. If you too are hearing the call to Edisto, put my more than 25 years of experience to work for you. Call or stop by our office today. Together we can find your perfect retreat.
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Slave Cabin A Movement from Tragedy to Triumph
A slave cabin was constructed down a long dirt road on Edisto Island, one of twenty, from accounts, lined up in a row. Simple in design and created from rough materials, it sat perched upon its wooden-and-brick foundation for almost 200 years. Its little porch was just large enough to sit on with oneâ€™s feet dangling toward the earth, and windows with only shutters kept out the elements, providing shelter from rain and wind, but little else.
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The ACE Basin: 350,000 acres
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his little home that held
such agony and harbored
the torment of its enslaved
inhabitants stood steadfast as the other
documenting each piece of the cabin.
Every single beam and board was
carefully taken apart, numbered and
packed away. The restoration process
cabins rotted and crumbled around it.
would be an immense and lengthy
to be used elsewhere; others fell during
rebuilt at a workshop in Washington
for the NMAAHC, the owner of
the Point of Pines Planation gave
Explore Edisto and Joseph McGill permission to spend the night and explore the site of the slave cabin.
undertaking. The cabin would be
Camp was set up in a clearing on
storms. It was the only one left, as if it
D.C., plans for its restoration would
expanse of the North Edisto River.
endure from within. Alone it stood, in
wrapped and fumigated for bugs.
Some of its neighbors were dismantled,
a low bluff overlooking the wide
be drawn, and then it would be
Here we saw the faint remains of
a stretch of pine trees that had taken
Once the little house was deemed
plantation. At low tide, peeking out
yards and gardens of the occupants.
insects and organisms, it would be
wooden remains of what we were
to an actual home and stayed occupied
would be reassembled would be in its
used to hold live fish and seafood.
residents still live on Edisto Island
and moved away or passed on, and it
The NMAAHC encompasses
had absorbed its strength and ability to
over what would have once been the
Here it transformed from slave cabin until the 1980s; some of its past
today. Eventually the family grew up
stood empty. The plantation, no longer
a profitable farm, became a vacation
home and hunting grounds. The owner and caretaker were the only ones to
pass by on a regular basis.
In 2010 the owner of the Point
of Pines Plantation gifted the cabin
to the Edisto Island Historical
Preservation Society. The goal was to
free and clear of wood-destroying
dismantled again. The next time it
new home, as the crowning feature of Opened on September 24, 2016,
400,000 square feet and showcases almost 37,000 artifacts and
the distance. One of those people
was historian Joseph McGill with
in Ladson, South Carolina. Joseph helping owners and government
slave dwellings and their history.
for the National Museum of African
Once a property is identified as a
(NMAAHC), which was under
Joseph organizes an educational
September 2016, quickly came to the
the night and see that there is far
curators and skilled carpenters arrived
than is taught in schoolbooks.
on Edisto to begin dismantling and
the plantationâ€™s inhabitants. Their catch would be brought back and
placed in the holding tank, which
despite their status as personal
agencies identify and preserve extant
rescue. On May 13, 2013, historians,
and harvesting from the river to feed
those unable to get tickets or travel
News media covered the opening for
cabin was too expensive for the little
construction and scheduled to open
the waterways, continuously fishing
type of ingenuity and skill among
McGill has been a key figure in
American History and Culture
It was the job of two slaves to work
thousands of people in attendance.
was widely celebrated with tens of
exhibition. It quickly became apparent
museum. The Smithsonian curators
told was a large deep-set wooden box
was filtered by the rising tides, then
The Slave Dwelling Project, based
that the cost to restore and move the
of the reeds and pluff mud were the
documents. The grand opening
move the cabin to the Edisto Island
Museum and restore it as a permanent
what was once a bustling part of the
easily retrieved at meal times. This
the enslaved was not uncommon,
property. Millions of untold stories
offer a broad and enlightening look
at the people who carried the weight
of a countryâ€™s success but reaped no
reward. These are the stories that
the NMAAHC and historians like
Joseph McGill are bringing to the public and slave descendants.
Around the campfire dug into
former-slave dwelling or location,
the sandy beach, with the black sky
evening, inviting the public in to stay
Joseph McGill spoke about his Slave
more to the history of the enslaved On the eve of the grand opening
revealing a cosmic glitter above us,
Dwelling Project and the difficulties he first encountered from the public and even many fellow African
Americans. Why would he want to exploreedisto.com
PHOTO BY VANESSA KAUFFMANN
explore such a horrible and shameful past? While
perseverance of historians like
the actions of slave owners were atrocious, we cannot
Joseph Mc Gill, a new light has
their descendants who overcame. These were not just
part of our history and culture.
forget the resilience and strength of the enslaved and
field hands, though most agree that the majority were,
but a population of millions with highly sought after skills
and abilities. Historic details, though rarely taught, show
that most of the large plantations were fully self-sufficient.
been shone on an emotional
History that affected and
Joseph McGill of the Slave
molded the future of this land for
everyone, no matter their skin tone, or
the year they immigrated or arrived in
Anything needed would be created on the property by a
America. Each of us must understand
works would have been broad and varied from region
around us. Without the full story of all
highly trained and skilled slave. Their knowledge in artisan
to region, and would have included jobs as blacksmiths,
the impact our past has had on those
of our people in our history books, we
chefs, engineers, seamstresses, weavers, master carpenters,
live a half truth and can never be whole.
built our past and their memory deserves our respect and
the public by sleeping in extant slave
huntsmen and harness makers. These people’s hands acknowledgment.
Tickets to the spectacular new NMAAHC museum are
sold out months in advance, and hundreds of thousands of
visitors have passed through its doors already. Along with the
Now that I have the attention of
dwellings, it is time to wake up and deliver the message that the people
who lived in these structures were not a footnote in American history.
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food & drink | Jacksonboro & Walterboro Fat Jack's BBQ
Getting Elbows Deep in the Sweet Heat
ranking open the top of
a ten-foot-long smoker,
Heath Jones and his broth-
er-in-law, Roby Causey, owners and operators of Fat Jack’s Bar-B-Que,
wave away the smoke haze to reveal
16 glistening pork butts well on their
way to bar-b-que perfection. Serious face takes over from the jovial mood
as Heath tends to the minute adjustments he is making to ensure the temperature is perfect.
Heath Jones and Roby Causey and
the rest of the Jones family have been bringing righteous bar-b-que and
mouth watering southern food to the Lowcountry for over 20 years. Now at their second Fat Jack’s location,
Heath, his wife, Lori, Roby, and Marim, “The Queen of Fried Chicken,” 16503 Ace Basin Parkway Jacksonboro, SC
2122 Bells Hwy. Walterboro, SC 843.549.5096
are serving up all their
highly acclaimed dishes at the new bar-b-que
winners, smoked to perfection. Heath
arms and warm southern hospitality.
way 17 just a leisurely
house with top-secret recipes. Their
are not in short supply in this homey
buffet located on Highdrive from Edisto.
Guests will find they
can dine in or get their
orders to go through the drive-thru
for a day on the beach or out on the
boat. The buffet features a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables, homemade mac-n-cheese, fried chicken, hash, greens, fresh pork skins and
pulled pork. The bar-b-que ribs and pulled pork are both competition
and his team create all their sauces in Carolina Mustard Sauce is considered by many the best in the state. Their pork is smoked for six hours
and pulled, never chopped. Diners
will need to grab a handful of nap-
kins, because after the first taste the
Friendly faces and happy customers
establishment. Once you have a taste, you’ll be back frequently. Catering for events is also available and a
perfect way to host guests to the Lowcountry.
Stop by, grab a plate, pull up a
bar-b-que will be flying and they’ll
chair and shoot the breeze with
and saucy hands.
amazing tour of the best bar-b-que
need them to wipe their smiling faces Open for lunch and dinner, Fat
Jack’s welcomes patrons with open
Heath while you embark on an
in the area. You’ll be fed like family and treated like friends.
Where you’ll get treated like friends and fed like family.
Competition winning pulled pork and ribs
BUFFET • DRIVE-THRU • CARRYOUT • CATERING
Family owned and operated for 20+ years
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shopping | Hollywood Sarco Antiques and Restorations
Hidden Treasures Abound
obert Sarco is a master car-
much work it took him and his crew
town of Hollywood, South
to say most historic homes on the
penter located in the quaint
Carolina. With over forty years of
carpentry and restoration experience, his magnificent work can be seen in South Carolina homes, state buildings and universities. His expertise
in fine furniture and an-
6317 Highway 162
Hollywood, SC 843.452.7358
tiques is unparalleled in
the Lowcountry. Finding a piece that Robert can’t identify or repair to its
original state is next to
Robert rose to his wide notoriety
after the devastation of Hurricane
Hugo tore a path through Charleston, devastating its historic homes and buildings, and within them
countless priceless antiques. Overnight his shop, which was located
downtown, was inundated with so
years to complete it all. It’s easy
peninsula probably have some of his craftsmanship residing inside.
As the need to expand his work
space grew, Robert moved from the
downtown area to a larger work space just north of Edisto Island. Here he works with his crew, restoring and refinishing antiques of all kinds as well as creating custom heirloom-
quality pieces. Robert’s creative mind and carpentry ability span far outside your typical antique designs. He has
taken from an old train station, to
mahogany tables fit for a state dinner. Robert, on occasion, sells a few
unique items, but his business is mostly focused on creation and
restoration at this time, so please call before stopping by to browse. If you
have an idea of what you are looking for or wish to discuss a creative idea, he will be happy to help. Robert has
a wide network of spotters and pick-
ers for specific needs and items. If he
doesn’t have what you want on hand, he knows where to find it.
Make sure to call before you stop
restored and created custom furniture
by. Robert isn’t always at the shop
Modern and everything in between.
every day. If you need anything
from Moroccan to Mid-century
He is sought out for his work by many major restaurants. He’s built every-
thing from stunning antique sewing
machine hostess stations to whimsical rest room signs with working lights
and he doesn’t have the retail open refinished or restored, no matter the
size or age, or are looking to bring an idea to life, get it to Sarco Antiques.
Master carpenter, creative genius, restoration specialist.
Restoration, Repair, Refinishing & Creation of Custom Furniture & Heirlooms that bring the Lowcountry past to
unique and custom furniture creations
Robert Sarco — ANTIQUES Shop (843) 889-1432 • Cell (843) 452-7358 • Hollywood • South Carolina
food & drink | Edisto Beach The Sea Cow
Moo-re Than Breakfast each winter). Tammy and Tom, along with their children, Athena and
John, started serving dinner in the
summer months. The Mixed Grill is a Lowcountry stir-fry with shrimp,
chicken and smoked sausage and is still a best seller on the menu.
Today The Sea Cow is owned and
operated by Lisa and Doug White.
They purchased The Sea Cow in 2007. On their first visit to Edisto and The Sea Cow, they knew it was the place for them! Soon they renovated the
kitchens so they could better serve a full dinner menu. They kept many of the
items the same but added things like
he Sea Cow Eatery has been
to the sea, she decided the cow should
visitors and residents alike
are still on the T-shirts worn by the
a crowd favorite for Edisto
for over twenty years. World famous
for its stellar breakfast menu, this little
have a snorkel. This logo and others employees and sold to patrons.
Lori was the creator of many of the
establishment is frequently filled to
recipes still served today. The mustard
anyone who frequents Edisto loves The
Toast, curry chicken salad, Cobb salad
capacity inside and out. It seems like
Sea Cow. The Sea Cow might surprise you with their delicious Lowcountryinspired lunch and dinner menus.
You’ll be sure to find a new favorite
among their homemade specialties! Established by Lori Fowlkes in
March of 1996, it was
145 A Jungle Rd.
originally located where
and her then nine-year-
Edisto Beach, SC
the liquor store is. Lori
old daughter decorated the diner using fabric
with whimsical cows on it. Lori
designed the logo, and being so close
tarragon dressing, Moo La La French and John’s Omelet (a tribute to her
brother-in-law who always ordered a huge omelet with all the fillings) are
the blackened tuna, tilapia, mahi-mahi, Lowcountry boil and shrimp and grits. All of the pies and desserts are still
baked on premises by Martha, the
in-house dessert chef, using some of Lori’s and Tammy’s original recipes
along with some of her own creations.
They regularly feature cheesecakes, giant cookies, key lime pie, peanut butter silk
pie, and almond joy and bourbon pecan pie. Make sure to save room for dessert! The Sea Cow Eatery is open seven
just a few examples.
days a week and features a pet-friendly
to its present location and Lori sold
in and join us for breakfast, lunch or
In 2001 The Sea Cow was relocated
it to Tammy and Tom Kontinos.
They expanded the menu to include
deck for alfresco dining. Please stop dinner!
the Reuben, Philly cheesesteaks and
burgers. They were the first to run The Sea Cow seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, a schedule that is still in effect today (except for a few renovation days
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Local Produce and Seafood | Beer and Wine | Full To-Go Menu
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Full Catering Menu please call for details
Licensed for commercial & residential construction River City Constructors is here for all of your building needs. Call today to schedule your appointment to view our model home on Edisto Island. We can’t wait to hear about what you are planning!
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Edisto Lemon Drop INGREDIENTS Two ounces of Vodka Half lemon fresh squeezed Half ounce of triple sec Splash of soda water DIRECTIONS 1. Combine Vodka and Triple Sec 2. Squeeze half of lemon, stir and pour over rocks 3. Add splash of soda water. Can also be shaken and served in a martini glass. Reduce recipe by half and leave out the soda water for a traditional shooter. Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.
lifestyle | Edisto Beach Treads Quilting Retreat
Bringing Women Together One Stitch at a Time From the rolling hills of Tennessee
Edisto Beach, SC
Murfreesboro, TN 615.714.8132
to the quaint South Carolina beach town of Edisto Beach, guests will
find each location mindfully thought out for quilt or craft production.
Elegantly and comfortably furnished for relaxing while not working on
Nashville is what your group is
seeking, check out the Murfreesboro, Tennessee guest house. Fabulously outfitted and furnished, this home features four bedrooms, two-anda-half bathrooms and a detached
crafting studio, fully set up with work stations and much more. Located just twenty-five minutes from
Nashville and close to shopping, entertainment and dining, your
group will have everything they want at their fingertips.
Both Threads locations feature
equipment for quilting, scrapbooking and crafting with large ironing
tables, adjustable cutting tables,
individual stations and lighting for
evening sewing. A small quilt shop is located inside each home for extras
and forgotten items, such as blades, needles, batting and threads.
Make sure to check the Threads
website and Facebook page for
retreats and event dates. Full groups and open retreats are available.
hreads is a quilting-and-
those special projects, both Threads
the beach or in the mountains offer
locations for your perfect
everything you will need when itâ€™s
new project with friends or in
crafting retreat offering two
group adventure. Established in 2016 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Threads has now expanded to its second
location at Edisto Beach. Threads is committed to setting the standard
for exquisite quilting-and-crafting retreats.
Hosted by Kimberbell, events on
locations are fully equipped with time to get stitching! The Edisto
Beach location features a stunning five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-
bathroom luxury home. Table setups overlook expansive ocean views. An
a magical time to work on a special mother-daughter pairs. Learn new skills, share new laughs and relax
together with the support of new and old friends.
elevator makes unloading a breeze. If being near country-music city
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Building a new home on Edisto can be more affordable than you may think. Lot and 3BR / 2BA home packages starting at $350K.
1,200 sqft. open floor plan 3BR 2BA with master suit
Slo Boat Construction has been building homes on Edisto for more than 25 years. We are very proud of the homes we build as well as the relationships we build with our clients. Our success is built on communication, trust, and committment to our clientâ€™s dream. Contact me today to discuss your dream home.
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843.869.1822 102 Jungle Rd. (Next to BiLo)
Liquor Ice Machine!
16 lb bags or “fill your cooler” with 20 lbs for $2.50
Photo Credit: Dawn Rizer
Wine & Champagne
ALL-NATURAL BOTANICAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FOR OUTDOOR LIVING. NATURALLY.
EVADA-BUG: Naturally derived from plants, safe for the entire family. Works great on gnats, mosquitoes and all other insects. Takes care of fire ant stings too! COOL REX: Soothes skin stressed by the sun or wind with just one application.
HOT REX: Luxurious blend of 8 essential oils for an all natural skin moisturizer and tanning enhancer RUDY’S REPELLENT: Formulated for your dog’s delicate nose, Rudy’s keeps your pet free of flies, gnats, mosquitoes, and fleas!
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Dr. Ann Jenkins CHIROPRACTOR
843.270.9913 EDISTO 806-C Oyster Park (weekends)
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Custom colors are our specialty Interior Home Painting Custom Home Painting Pressure Washing Drywall Repair Deck Care Cabinet Painting Dock Maintenance Concrete Stains & Finishes Ceiling Textures Removal & Replace
Preferred Quality Painting Shawn Saxton – Owner
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At Terry Hoff Construction, we strive to advance the art of building to the highest level with our combination of magnificent design, excellent construction and attention to fine detail.
custom homes • renovations • remodeling • commercial projects View our online portfolio at:
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call 843-869-9178 DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT & DELIVERY & Dinner h c n u L g in v r Se ! 7 Days a Week (in-season)
Pizza, Salads, Sub Sandwiches, Calzones & Wings Like us on Facebook for current hours and specials!
www.larettaspizzeria.com | 114-A Jungle Road | Edisto Island, SC 29438 61 2017-2018
Edisto Saltwater Tours, LLC is an Edisto Beach, S.C. based business specializing in boat tours that explore the beauty and wonder of the ACE Basin, and the inshore and near coastal waters between the South Edisto River and North Edisto Inlet.
Captain Phillip Albenesius is a US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner (25-ton near coastal) with 40 years of experience shrimping, fishing and exploring the waters of the South Carolina coast.
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QUALITY PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
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We sell & install gas fireplaces & tankless water heaters!
W W W . YO U M A N S G A S . C O M Serving the Hollywood and Edisto Area Since 1937
edistoislandeventsanddesign.com Offering Full-Service to Day-of coordination for your special event. Contact Madelyn Harrell for Event Coordination & Interior Design 803.682.3618
HURRICANE MATTHEW ARRIVED ON EDISTO BEACH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016.
Coincidentally, an extensive beach
Its slow crawl up the east coast was torturous. Voluntary
renewal project was already scheduled
evacuations of Edisto Beach were called nearly a week before
for Edisto Beach. The project began just
landfall and Mayor Darby issued the mandatory evacuation
a few months after the storm cleanup
Wednesday before the storm made land fall. On Thursday
was finished. By May, the completed
morning, the island was abandoned. Stories of gridlock and
beach renewal brought back more than
booked hotels began to appear on the news and on social
just sand, it brought hope, beauty, and
media. Then the storm slowed even more. By the time it
most importantly visitors. The photos on
scraped its way past Edisto and Charleston on Saturday evening,
the following pages illustrate the scope of
it was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but arrived on a high
both the devastation and rejuvination of
tide making flooding and beach erosion major concerns.
our beautiful (again) island.
Hurricane Matthew was a Category 1 storm when it made landfall on Edisto Beach on October 8, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and a 6-foot storm surge. Approximately 300,000 people evacuated from Charleston and surrounding areas. Sand up to four feet deep was washed from the beach and deposited on Palmetto Blvd.
The renourishment started January 18, 2017 and was completed in late May 2017. The 900,000 cubic yards of sand moved to the beach is expected to last approximately ten years. The previous renourishment was completed in 2006. $17,022,780 was spent on groin lengthening and beach nourishment project. Hurricane Matthew added $5,000,000 to the cost.
PROTECTING THE ISL AND WE ALL LOVE TO EXPLORE!
The Edisto Island Open Land Trust is so much more than preserving land. We are dedicated to helping protect, preserve and connect with our island’s natural heritage. Whether you’re a full-time resident or an annual visitor, you can help make a difference. Make a donation, attend the annual oyster roast or auction, become a volunteer, or participate in educational programs featuring birding excursions, gardening classes and nature walks on preserves. ECT. PRESERVE. PROTECT. CONN
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Coming to Edisto on vacation? Bring your best friend with you! Located only 4 miles from the beach!
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SEPTEMBER 1 ST, 2 ND & 3 RD
L ABOR DAY WEEKEND • Gates Open at 11am • Music Starts Friday at Noon and continues throughought the weekend! • Shag Competition Saturday at 6pm • Demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday
DAILY ADMISSION ~Kids Under 12 are Free~
For More Information Visit: www.edistochamber.com
BAY CREEK PARK 3706 Docksite Road
outdoors | Edisto Island Single Shot Guide Services
Bringing the Outdoors to You
hile visiting Edisto,
take a moment to notice the abundance of
business, they are ready to plan your hunting and fishing adventures. Owners, Charles and Laura
wildlife and marine life our island
Yeomans, listen to what you are most
the fishermen come into the docks
the details together for you to create
paradise is known for. You will see with their plentiful catch from the
rivers, creeks and ocean, or notice the locals cast-netting in the rivers and
tidal creeks for shrimp and bait. Perhaps take a moment to hike through Botany Bay and you’ll come across one of the numerous
Edisto Island, SC
flocks of wild turkey or
tailed deer that traverse
spot one of many whitethe island.
If you have ever
wanted to experience the Lowcountry sportsman’s life of fishing and
hunting, Single Shot Guide Services is the only call you need to make. A local family-owned-and-operated
interested in experiencing and put
a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Don’t know much about hunting or fishing? Not a problem as Single
Shot Guide Services offers unparalleled instruction for all different
ages and experience levels. Charles is a highly skilled and professional
guide with over 30 years’ experience in the South Carolina Lowcountry hunting-and-fishing industry.
Not only is Single Shot Guide
Services Edisto Island’s only
hunting-and-fishing outfitter, what
else sets them apart is their ability to customize any number of combination trips. They offer a wide variety of fishing trips from creek fishing
for redfish, trout and flounder to the thrill of a Gulf Stream offshore trip for blue marlin, tuna and dolphin. Or maybe you want something in
between, such as an offshore bottomfishing trip for snapper varieties,
grouper and black sea bass. They
truly have all of your fishing needs
covered. Perhaps you would like to
take aim at a turkey, quail or deer in
the pristine woods of the Lowcountry. Just warming up to the idea of
hunting? They also offer skeet shoots and cookouts for something a little different.
Single Shot Guide Services of-
fers the widest variety of hunting
and/or fishing trips throughout the
diverse and beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Let them show you
what our beautiful area has to offer through the abundant wildlife and great outdoors.
Your single source for all of your outdoor gaming adventure needs.
Wide variety of seasonal inshore fishing trips including freshwater and saltwater adventures.
Choose from a wide variety of game hunting in the great outdoors of South Carolina.
Experience the thrill of offshore fishing with a highly experienced and successful captain.
lifestyle | Edisto Island Walter Construction Company
Your Dream Home is Waiting
alter Construction Company has had a long and storied
presence on Edisto, with over 30
years’ experience. That longevity has established Fisher Walter as one of the premier custom home builders
in the area. Fisher is the third gen-
eration of the Walter family to work on Edisto, and he remains true to
his Lowcountry upbringing with his dedication to not only the customer,
but also to the craftsmanship seen in every home he puts his stamp on.
Fisher’s ability to take a client’s
ideas and turn those ideas into
vision of their dream home may
truly personalized home-building
the journey of the home-building
their dream home makes for a
experience. Having built many differing styles of homes, Fisher has 806 Oyster Factory Rd.
Edisto Island, SC 843.869.2777
the expertise to effi-
ciently guide his clients throughout the entire
home-building process, regardless of what the
be. As a builder and contractor,
creation of a home to be enjoyed for many years to come.
If you are looking to build your
process is not nearly as satisfying
new dream house or renovate your
Fisher truly embraces seeing the
Company can provide an unparal-
as seeing the finished product.
end result, knowing he and his
team of craftsmen have created not only a quality built house, but have fulfilled his clients’ dreams in the
existing home, Walter Construction leled experience. Integrity, honesty
and quality — words Fisher Walter strives to not only live by, but build by as well.
806 Oyster Factory Rd., #1 • Edisto Island, SC | 843.869.2777 • walterconstructionco.com
food & drink | Edisto Beach The Waterfront Restaurant
Light(house), Food, Action
he Waterfront Restaurant
kitchen and front of the house,
the party. Sunday mornings offer an
Edisto natives, Scot and
were family. His fresh menu features
such as fresh fruit, eggs and sausage.
is owned and operated by
Susan Flowers. Scot grew up on the
water working with his family’s seafood business—you could say good
seafood is in his blood. But working the boats or storefront wasn’t how
Scot expressed his love of Edisto’s natural harvests. He preferred the
kitchen. The Wa-
136 Jungle Road
Edisto Beach, SC 843.869.1400
terfront opened in 2001 and is one of the longest-
running establishments on Edisto.
Originally overlooking Big Bay
Creek, they moved to the current
location on Jungle Road to better
serve their rapidly growing fan base.
Their location offers seating for large groups, cozy booths and a friendly bar for drinks and conversation.
Scot splits his time between the
where he welcomes guests as if they local seafood and produce, much
of it cultivated on Susan’s family’s farm, King’s Market. Scot’s menu
was farm to table before it became
amazing breakfast buffet with items, Sundays also include a lunch buffet, which features a variety of Lowcountry favorites.
The family-style to-go menu is
perfect for large groups that want
plenty of seafood options and Low-
cooking for so many. Put in an order
Guests will find the menu offers
country traditions such as savory
shrimp and grits, hearty she-crab soup and handmade crab cakes.
The specials each evening feature a wide range of seafood, prepared in a variety of succulent ways. Those looking for less fin will find deli-
cious burgers with toppings, such as
to stay in but avoid the ordeal of
before 3 p.m. and The Waterfront will do the hard work! Platters offer fried or steamed shrimp,
Lowcountry boil, chicken tenders,
stone-ground grits, vegetables or red rice. It’s easy to feed any group size with Waterfront’s to-go menu.
Make sure to visit A Shore Thing
pimento cheese and bacon, divine
gift shop located inside The Water-
T-shirts, children’s toys, home décor,
prime rib or a classic-cut New York The Waterfront is open seven
days a week, with dining options
for everyone, no matter the size of
front, which offers unique jewelry, gift items, handbags and apparel.
You are sure to find a delightful way to treat yourself !
Locally Owned and Operated! 136 Jungle Road • 843.869.1400
Monday - Sunday Lunch: 11am - 3pm | Dinner: 5pm - Until
www.waterfrontrestaurantedisto.com Be sure to check out our
FAMILY S T YLE To-Go
browse the collection at
A Shore Thing Gift Shop
located inside the waterfront
Family Atmosphere Nightly Fish Specials Steak, Pasta and Salads Kid’s Menu Large Groups Welcome Open Late During Summer Full Service Bar Take-Out Call for Breakfast & Sunday Brunch Hours
food & drink | Edisto Beach Whaley’s
The Best ‘Dive’ on Edisto
disto’s favorite beach dive,
grumpiest bartender.” Don’t worry, he
the week from home style country
2003, is excited to bring
watering blackened swordfish with
Whaley’s, established in
back some old menu favorites and in-
doesn’t really bite, and he pours a fine Summer hours are 11–10 p.m. In
troduce a few new culinary creations.
the off season, lunch is served from
Flip flops and sandy feet are still
p.m. and the bar stays open serving
Don’t worry about too much change. welcome at the converted 1948 gas station, one of the oldest standing
buildings on Edisto Beach. Owners, Van Maxwell and Lytle Prichard,
keep the vibe beach casual and family friendly and the menu full of fresh
local seafood entrées. Everyone feels like a local when they walk through the door. 2801 Myrtle St.
Edisto Beach, SC
Come inside and cool
off from a beach day
with a drink at the bar, served by Mr. George,
“the world’s oldest and
11:30–2:30, dinner runs 5:30–10:00 drinks during the afternoon break. Enjoy dining outside at the picnic
tables or grab a booth inside. Coastal Living and Southern Living magazines have both rated Whaley’s as
one of the top seafood restaurants on the East Coast for their fresh locally harvested seafood. The fried shrimp
fried steak and gravy to mouth-
Cajun cream kicking the temperature up on the palate. The Ugly Burger
is a mouth-challenging half-pound burger on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and onion. Side that with
some house made chips and you are in cheeseburger paradise. The prime
rib sandwich or the “Flapper,” a fried pork chop sandwich, both long-time favorites and best sellers, are savory masterpieces.
Evenings at Whaley’s always offer
basket is full of plump and perfectly
exciting times and the parking lot
and served with fries or house made
nights are hosted weekly, so check
seasoned shrimp fried to perfection chips. The fried oysters are considered by many the best around.
Dinner specials vary throughout
fills up quickly. Karaoke and trivia their calendar online for days and
times. Come in for good times, great friends and even better food!
OF THE FAMOUS
TIMES LOCAL LUNCH 11:30 am - 2 pm
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shopping | Edisto Island With These Hands Gallery
Paintings, Pottery, and a Passion for Art
ith These Hands Gallery
has been charming guests
and residents of Edisto for
over 33 years with their unique handmade American crafts. Meander through the
exciting store and browse the walls and displays of wonderful art and crafts.
New artists are arriving all the time,
handpicked by owner Carolyn Kelsey
Wilson. As one of the top-100 retailers of American Crafts, the variety of local and handmade art is sure to provide patrons with the perfect piece to take home.
Guests will find paintings and giclées
from renowned artists, such as Doug
Grier and the up-and-coming, superbly
talented Beth Williams, to name just two
of the local artists whose work adorns the gallery’s walls. Anyone who is looking for art to display in their home or business 547 Hwy. 174
Edisto Island, SC 843.869.3509
is sure to find something
that matches their tastes and style. Around each corner
you will find a new perspective of Edisto, rendered in an individual and creative
whimsical décor or an interesting gift idea
to buy one for yourself and a friend! In
kaleidoscopes. Handmade with vibrant
offers all-natural baby gifts, including
will be enthralled with the stained-glass
stained glass, in a multitude of color combinations and selections, these gadgets are sure to entertain and delight all ages.
Visitors to the gallery who wish for
design. The numerous artisans featured in
a little memento of Edisto to take with
jewelry made from beach glass, seashells
the gallery capture the very essence of the The exceptional paintings hanging on
the walls are kept company by a wonder-
ment of jewelry, glassware, pottery, cloth-
ing and wood and metal sculptures, which make a perfect gift for any special occasion, such as birthdays, weddings or an-
niversaries. A rainbow of Blenko vases and glassware are ready to turn every home
into a gallery of its own. Those looking for
addition to the beautiful artwork, Carolyn heirloom rattles, wooden toys, one-of-
a-kind crocheted teddy bears and other
animals, quilts and smocked clothing for those special arrivals.
Each artist featured in With These
them will cherish the one-of-a-kind
Hands Gallery is not sold anywhere else
and gemstones. Wind chimes and picture
artists’ individual styles to shine. While
frames adorned with oyster shells bring the beach to you. Locally crafted soaps
and natural skin care, including the musthave Flip Flop Heel Helper, sugar scrubs and lotions, soothe. Also make sure to
try their specialty food items, such as the Southern Sass Spice, delicious dips and Sweet Tea or Wine Jellies. You’ll want
on Edisto. Carolyn strives to allow her
she features many different pottery lines, each is distinguishable from the other.
At With These Hands Gallery, you are
sure to get an individual piece of artwork to give, wear or proudly display in your
home. Stop in and look for that special
gift or artistic piece. You will be delighted you did.
Top 100 Retailer of American Crafts
With These Hands is a collection of hand made crafts by professional American Craftsmen from all over the United States.
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Guest perks and discounts
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