Meet the Locals
The First Inhabitants of Edisto Island
Bonnie Lee Local Artist
Otter Island Surviving the Wild
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Chilled Out & Laid Back Welcome back to a new edition of EXPLORE Edisto. When I wrote last year’s letter from the editor, I hoped it was the only letter to you
where I wrote of a hurricane, but here I am writing that we survived yet another storm.
More shocking than two hurricanes in two years was this year’s blizzard!
Edisto and the Lowcountry were blanketed in deep snow for almost a
week. The beach and island accumulated about three to four inches with the
communities just off the island and around Charleston getting upward of six inches. It was certainly something we were stunned to experience and will likely not see again for a very long time.
Outside of our crazy weather, things have been the usual on Edisto. The
town has updated its golf cart rules much to the dismay of many. The Edisto Island Open Land Trust is working diligently to preserve the Hutchinson House, and after years of public longing, we finally have a Mexican
restaurant! All in all, I have to say things on the island are wonderful.
This issue we got our packs out again and went on another expedition
(after taking an adventure hiatus in 2017 — we were traumatized from the horse trip of 2016 that we still do not discuss). Going camping on Otter Island has been on our idea board for many years, and we finally got up
the courage to make the trip. We overloaded the boat with gear, almost
sinking it, prompting a concerned fisherman to ask if we were stupid, but
we were rewarded with the most dazzling sunsets and three days of peace for our efforts.
As always, I hope you enjoy reading about our adventure, learn something
new about Edisto, and are encouraged to find your own adventure!
Julie Gyselinck Editor in Chief
2018 EXPLORE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS Congratulations Desiree Hoelzle (pg. 4) & Tessa Reed (pg. 6)! Do you have a great shot of our
favorite island or an amazing photo
of your pet? If so, follow us on social media and check out our website
(exploreedisto.com) for information
about next year's photo contest. Top picks will be featured in our 20192020 issue!
isher Walter began building homes with his father on Edisto in 1985. Since then, Walter Construction Company has become one of the premier custom home builders in the area. Fisher remains true to his low country upbringing with his dedication to not only the customer, but also to the craftsmanship seen in every home he puts his stamp on. From a small creek side bungalow to a larger beachfront home, Fisher is able to draw upon his years of experience to efficiently guide his clients throughout the entire home building process. Fisher and his team of craftsmen strive to ensure the end result is not only a quality built house, but the realization of their client’s vision with a truly custom built home to be enjoyed for years to come. If you’re looking to build your dream home or renovate your existing home, let Fisher Walter and the team at Walter Construction Company create it for you.
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Welcome to Edisto – Beach Rules Meet the Locals Bonnie Lee Edisto Beach Map Still Waters by Lindsey P. Brackett Book Excerpt Otter Island Hutchinson House
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Caroline Matheny CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Julie Gyselinck Ashby Gale Lindsey Brackett CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Caroline Matheny Ashby Gale The Hutchinson Family Edisto Island Museum Edisto Island Open Land Trust
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Botany Bay Ecotours 8 Edisto Seafood & Fontaine Charters 10 Edisto Palmetto Charters 12 King’s Market 20 The Marina at Edisto Beach & Pressley's 22 McConkey’s Jungle Shack 24 The Sea Cow 26 The Waterfront Restaurant 28 Whaley’s 30 Dockmasters 72 Higher Soul Self 74 With These Hands Gallery 76
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Thank you for visiting our beautiful island.
Welcome to Edisto!
We know how much the serenity of Edisto Beach means to the families who come
here year after year and for our first-time visitors alike. Edisto strives to care for and
maintain our beaches as well as keep our residents and visitors safe. Please make sure to
familiarize yourself with our beach rules, as they may be different than what you expect. Also note that the rules for golf carts have changed for Edisto Beach. If you are not familiar with the new rules, please visit the townâ€™s website for a full understanding of the laws at www.townofedistobeach.com.
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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.
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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
10 Years of Touring Excellence
otany Bay Ecotours is
celebrating its 10-year an-
niversary this year. As Edisto’s
only biologist-owned tour company, Botany Bay Ecotours is consistently
rated number one with Trip Advisor and was given their Certificate of
Excellence for customer satisfaction.
Their tours are full of amazing information on the delicate and complex
ecological systems in the ACE Basin.
The Dolphin Ecotours provide end-
less opportunities to observe the bot-
tlenose dolphins that call the estuaries and waterways around Edisto home.
The dolphins live and hunt in groups called pods, and you will no doubt
see them rolling alongside the boat,
hunting together in swirling circles or even witness them strand feeding on
If you are looking for history and
the shores. The dolphins of Edisto are
culture, make sure to join in on the
as it is a learned feeding behavior that
celebrity host Sarah Burnell. Miss
special in their strand feeding habits not all dolphin pods demonstrate.
Strand feeding happens when one
or more dolphins rush the underwater prey, pushing them rapidly toward
the shoreline. The momentum from
their waves deposits both the prey and the dolphins onto the shore, where
the dolphins gobble up
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their meal and wiggle themselves back into the water. You can
also witness the social
interactions of pods with calves and male-and-female mating activity.
These behaviors are just a sampling
of what you could see on a Dolphin
Gullah/Geechee Ecotour with island Sarah is well known for her rousing renditions of cultural songs and her moving stories of growing up as a
Gullah on the island. She speaks the Gullah/Geechee language for you,
Pack a blanket, bring wine and hors
d’oeuvres and sit back and soak in the
stunning Lowcountry sunset over the
ACE Basin. Relax and enjoy the view while you’re guided through the calm waters around Edisto. The blazing orange sunset lights up the marsh
grasses like gold, and the sky contrasts with glorious pink over the rivers. Make sure to bring your camera! Botany Bay also offers private
calls the dolphins up to the boat with
tours to discover deserted islands and
laugh with tales about farming and
Pine Island to explore the beautiful
a centuries-old melody and makes you fishing with her parents. If you aren’t familiar with the deep roots of the
Gullah/Geechee culture in the coastal Lowcountry, let Miss Sarah take you on a journey of discovery.
Sunset tours are the perfect way
to end a beautiful day at the beach.
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outdoors | Edisto Beach Edisto Seafood and Fontaine Charters
As Fresh as Fresh Can Be
perfectly weathered and
business. It was his years at College
drawl and mannerisms tend to mirror
from a light pole, its once
the call of Edisto was undeniable and
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
of Charleston that made him realize
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
directly from the bountiful waters of
the Fontaine family arrived on Edisto
Over the course of a year they will sell
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, who
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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 the family
oysters, blue crab and clams
white interior of Edisto Seafood and
Edisto to sell to delighted customers. 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.
outdoors | Edisto Island Edisto Palmetto Charters & Captain Buddy B.
Working for the Lord One Charter at a Time
aptain Buddy B. is a man
friendship with someone he met on
who have never fished before catch
Lord and share Jesus, in
founder of Uttermost Ministries in
lifetime of experience fishing Edisto
on a mission to serve the
Africa and on the boat, by giving his testimony every single day to
the 2015 mission, Dr. Ron Rowe, Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Norway Baptist Church
lost souls. Captain Buddy’s slogan
is in Endebess, and the Bethany
catching fish is a bonus!” He started
mately 17.7 kilometers apart. These
is: “Being on the water is a blessing; Edisto Palmetto Charters in Janu-
ary, 2014, after achieving his vision of becoming a captain. His second Edisto Island, SC 803.603.2781
vision was to become
a missionary in Africa. He accomplished this
in September of 2015,
when he completed a successful
medical mission trip to Kenya with the First Baptist Church of Swansea, South Carolina.
Captain Buddy returned to Africa
in 2017. He helped over 3000 peo-
Baptist Church in Saboti, approxitowns are located in the county of
Trans-Nzoia at the base of Mount Elgon on the border of Kenya and
Uganda. The churches are currently
fishing trip will be guided according
to the wind, water temperature, water clarity, the season and moon phase.
You are sure to learn as much as you want about fishing while on a trip with Captain Buddy B.
Fishing charters or sightseeing
year Captain Buddy is collecting
Landing aboard the helm of a 21-
completion sometime in 2018. This donations of used readers and pre-
scription glasses to take on the 2019 Africa Mission Trip, where he will
be dedicating the two churches. His goal is to take 500 pairs!
In addition to his mission work,
Jesus. Captain Buddy B. has also
ing his love of fishing and the great
churches in Kenya through his close
fishing habits and migrations. Each
tours on Edisto Island depart from
Captain Buddy B. is a devoted family
raised funds to build two Baptist
Island and years of documenting
under construction with expected
ple receive medicine, medical care
and food, and he shared the love of
their first fish on his boat. He has a
man who is passionate about sharoutdoors with those around him.
One of his biggest joys is having kids
Dawhoo Landing or Steamboat
foot Sea Hunt boat, the “Edisto Palmetto.” By utilizing these landings, Captain Buddy is able to navigate
the waters of both the North Edisto River and South Edisto River as
they flow around the island into the Atlantic Ocean. If you have been
thinking about chartering a fishing
trip or sightseeing tour while you are
on Edisto, make sure to give Captain Buddy B. a call. His family and kidfriendly charters make taking the little ones out for the first time a special treat.
For more information on
Captain Buddy B. and his Edisto Palmetto Charters, like his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ CaptBuddyB.
If you would like to donate glasses or
funds, please send to: Captain Buddy Bizzell, 6809 Savannah Highway Neeses, SC 29107
charters, llc "Being on the water is a blessing; catching fish is a bonus!â€? -Captain Buddy Bizzell
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Meet the Locals An up close look at the first inhabitants of Edisto Island By Ashby Gale
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Dawn breaks and radiant beams of
sunlight spread across the salt marsh
and maritime forest. As the light ignites
the tops of the tallest live oak trees and palmetto berry clusters, one local yells,
“Peter! Peter! Peter!”
“Look at me! Look at me,” Peter replies.
Soon, others chime in by the multitude:
“Pity-tuck! Ha, ha-ha, HAA-HAAAA!
Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-ALL?! Conk-A-REEE!”
The story of Edisto Island begins
Green anole Anolis carolinensis
shortly after the melting of glaciers from the
Ice Ages, and years after the last mammoths and mastodons left the plains that extended
out from the mainland. Glacial meltwater
produced the ocean levels seen today, and
Edisto Island as we know it, came into
existence. Long before the first nomadic
peoples passed through the Sea Islands
4,500 years ago, the first inhabitants of
Edisto were not humans, but rather, the
birds, plants, and other wildlife that attracts so many people to the island today.
Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta
These color-changing lizards historically gained the nickname “chameleons” thanks to their ability to change from chartreuse to brown to aqua! Despite this nickname, the chromatophores — color-changing skin cells — are nowhere near as sophisticated as their Old World relatives, the true chameleons.
Sea turtle tracks are a common sight along beaches in the Southern Atlantic, and help patrol teams distinguish the different species. Two of the most similar in size (loggerhead and green sea turtles) can be differentiated by the alternating stroke of the loggerhead and the simultaneous stroke of the green.
Characteristics: Size 5-8 in., lifespan 2-8 years, common throughout the piedmont and coastal plain of the entire southeast.
Characteristics: Hatchling size 2 in., adult size 36 in., 250 lbs, lifespan 90+ years, circumglobal range as a species, with nesting populations located within the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
THE MARITIME FOREST: EDISTO’S FIRST HOUSE Our planet has many ecosystems that
are home to numerous species, but perhaps
Above from left:
Embryo Dune, Yellow Dune, Gray Dune, Established Dune.
the most unique of these is the maritime
Visitors to these beaches may notice
the advancement of the maritime forest
through dune stabilization, when viewed from the high tide line.
Embryo Dunes – Drifts of fresh sand
forest. By definition, maritime forests are
deposited on the beaches. Moved by wind,
that grow along the coast and its islands,
detritus left by previous high tides.
communities of salt-tolerant vegetation
gaining fresh water only through the
rain that falls on these patches of land.
Plants that inhabit the maritime forest
are distinctive in their ability to withstand
constant exposure to heat and scouring
dune sand collects among patches of
Yellow Dunes – Sea oats and other
plants begin to colonize embryo dunes.
Yellow dunes are the most commonly
recognized dune feature, iconic in their stature and picturesque nature against
from salt and sand spray: aerosols born
both sunrise and sunset.
influence of onshore sea
begin to grow amongst the grasses. During
from the crashing of waves and breezes.
Gray Dunes – Woody plants and shrubs
this stage, a vital addition is made to the
Least tern Sternula antillarum
Painted bunting Passerina ciris
Step carefully, least tern chicks are camouflage masters! Their speckled plumage allows this ground nesting species to blend in with dune sand, shells, and detritus while the parents are off foraging. So respect those bird nesting areas on the beaches!
The French call painted buntings “nonpareil,” which means “without equal,” referring to this species’ stunning plumage!
Characteristics: Size 8-9 in., wingspan 19-21 in., lifespan 15 years, breeding populations along the coastal southeast, Caribbean, and certain Midwest rivers.
Characteristics: Size 5 in., lifespan up to 12 years; pairs breed in Texas, the coastal Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida, and migrate to Central America and the Caribbean during the winter.
dune soil: mycorrhizae, a fungus that grows
other defenses to the damaging salt spray.
in symbiosis with the roots of a plant, which
A thick, waxy coating (called a cuticle)
from the soil.
as live oaks, yaupon hollies, redbay, wax
aids in the capture of water and nutrients
covers many of our native species, such
Vegetated Dunes – At last, the maritime
myrtles, yucca, junipers, and prickly pear.
forest in all its glory! Also known as a climax
This cuticle prevents the desiccating
distinct soil profile thanks to the decomposition
from reaching the plants’ interiors. Any
community, the maritime forest now has a
of organic matter that accumulates between
vegetation and exposed roots.
Once established, the maritime forest
begins to grow, but with one limiting factor.
Thanks to aerosols coming from the ocean,
salt that does stick is quickly washed away
by rainfall which rolls off the strongly
curved leaves of oaks and hollies, or the
stiff needles of pines, junipers, and yucca. The observant beachgoer may note
these forests end up becoming pruned by
that one plant’s growth is not affected by
the tops of trees are scoured, burned, and
palmetto, reaching up to 60 feet tall when
vertical growth. Meanwhile, lateral buds
honored as the official “State Tree” of
“Mother Nature’s knives.” Plant buds at
sheared by the salt spray, inhibiting much
salt spray: the cabbage palmetto, Sabal
mature! Even though this icon may be
on lower branches are more protected,
South Carolina, the cabbage palmetto is a
nutrients for growth. As a result, our
more commonly known to include grasses,
and consequently gain much of the tree’s
member of the Liliopsida Class of plants,
maritime forest takes on a sculpted, bonsai-
tulips, lilies, epiphytes like “air plants,” and
curving up to the canopy.
a few. Indeed, the simple makeup of the
esque shape, rising from the ground and These leaves are tough! In similar
fashion to humans putting up storm
shutters in the wake of an impending
hurricane, seaside plants have developed
phoeniceus Scientific names are not random! Scientists named the red-winged blackbird after the Greek agelaios, meaning “belonging to a flock,” while the species name is derived from a Latin word for “deep red.” Characteristics: Size 7-9 in., wingspan 12-15 in., lifespan 2+ years on average, yearround residents across all lower 48 states.
sodium chloride – good ol’ table salt –
of course rice, corn, barley, and rye, to name
that its only bud
bud) is protected
Eastern screech-owl Megascops asio
Wood stork Mycteria americana
Birds of the same species can have drastic color variation. These differences occur in what are called “morphs” of the species. Eastern screech-owls are known for having red and gray morphs, with only 15% of individuals bearing the red plumage pictured here!
A wood stork feeds by “tactolocation,” or the ability to locate food via motion receptors on the bill. By sweeping its bill through the water, a wood stork waits until it senses a fish to snap the bill shut in 25 milliseconds – the fastest reflex of any vertebrate! For comparison, the average blink of a human eye is 100-400 milliseconds!
Characteristics: Size 6-10 in., wingspan 18-24 in., lifespan 14 years, year-round residents in states east of the Rockies.
Characteristics: Size 3 ft tall, wingspan 5 ft, 4-6 lbs, lifespan 20 years, breeds in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina; the largest population is present in South America. exploreedisto.com
from scouring by its thick waxy
occur between larger islands and
in their homes as well, but this time
leaves, called fronds. The palmetto’s
the mainland – are vital breeding
they are joined by another local – a
network of stringy roots, reaching
warblers that migrate from South
blinds on their houses and parking
success is furthered by a dense
outward in every direction through
the soft, sandy soil.
At its climax, the maritime forest
plays host to a multitude of animal
grounds to many neotropical
America and the Caribbean to nest
For humankind, the wilderness may
and the last traces of light graze the
their presence does not go unnoticed
in the first fingers of offshore breezes.
wish for a future where continued
The sun starts to set on the island,
tops of the Spartina grasses, dancing
lifetimes within the diverse habitat
Visitors to the island are bunking
of the maritime forest. And yet,
“locals” aren’t the only animals to
their cars, settling in for the night.
here in the summer.
life. Reptiles, mammals, amphibians, birds, and insects all can live entire
newer local. Humans are drawing the
down in their nests, while others
are climbing out of the rough surf,
be shut out from their abodes, but
by Edisto’s longest-lived locals, who
coexistence is possible.
Birds mentioned by call in opening
paragraphs, by order of “appearance:”
call our maritime forests home.
coming and going in the night with
Tufted titmouse, wood peewee,
that are isolated by marsh and
presence. The locals are stowing away
barred owl, red-winged blackbird.
Maritime hammock islands – those
only their tracks to betray their
summer tanager, laughing gull,
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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
easy to do with King’s Market.
The market and farm are a busy
few miles away.
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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An Ideal Pair
the view while learning about the
island and its waterways, you’ll be
able to find the perfect tour just for
that. The Marina offers Sunset tours, nature tours, and trips to Otter Is-
land. Captain Cookie Boykin (retired SCDNR) and Captain Jim Moose
bring over 60 years of experience navigating the Lowcountry waterways.
he Marina at Edisto Beach
years of successful catering experi-
hotspot for many years. The
Bagwell and Brad and Maria Pressley,
has been a Summertime
partnership between the restaurant
upstairs, Pressley’s, and the ship store downstairs, the marina, provides lo-
cals and guests with outdoor dining, a full bar on the dock and live music.
While dining upstairs at Pressley’s,
enjoy fantastic food, gorgeous views of Big Bay Creek and a beautiful
sunset. Featuring all your traditional
have created a family-owned atmo-
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cocktails with hilarious
names, and casual island attire is perfect. If you
are planning a private party or social function, they also offer beautiful
custom catering, as they have over 30
a nice picnic to a secluded island and an afternoon of discovery.
Boat owners can rent slips for
renovation and adding new slips and
island, you will find a wonderful time waiting for you at the Marina.
Down on the docks at the newly
the water. Book a charter trip that
with 3 big-screen TVs, the best wine
taking day trips to Beaufort, or taking
of fishing, or just a night out on the
specials, delicious Italian cuisine,
salads. Pressley’s also offers a full bar
such as circumnavigating the island,
the day, weekend, or by the week.
dinner and drinks after a long day
remodeled ship store, you will find
sandwiches, burgers and beautiful
also available for longer excursions
ing experience. If it’s lunch after golf,
fried, broiled and boiled seafood fa-
vorites, they also offer amazing chef ’s
ence. The owners, Joey and Sharon
Private and special request tours are
everything you need for your day on will take you fishing or exploring
Edisto! The Marina offers charter fishing trips inshore, near shore,
and offshore. Fishing trips can be
arranged for first timers wrangling
The marina is undergoing a dock
extending the fuel dock as well. They have the only public boat ramp on
the beach as well as trailer parking. They currently have five fishing
tournament dates on their calendar as well as the 2018 Governor’s Cup Bill Fishing Tournament in July. Fishing, fun, food or just a great time, you’ll find it all at the Marina on Edisto and Pressley’s at the Marina!
their first shark in the sound, or salty hands going after trout and spot tail
bass. Fishing Captains Rich Barretto and RT Haithcock bring aboard a lifetime of fishing experience and
tricks of the trade. If you want to be
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food & drink | Edisto Beach McConkey’s Jungle Shack
A Beach Restaurant with Spunk of diphtheria within a single week and
all of this occurred before the McCon-
keys 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 Ed-
ings 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-
n Edisto Story … Long ago,
as the McConkey Place.
as McConkey’s Beach and
already a sad one. William Edings had
Edisto Beach was known
the “main drag,” now named Palmetto Boulevard, was called McConkey Boulevard.
A Canadian family, the McConkeys,
moved to Edisto Island in the late
1800s and bought a plantation origi-
three-story federal-style stucco home designed as a “single house,” which
Edisto Beach State
Park, as well as all of the
land which is now Edisto Beach. The
plantation soon became known simply
have offered their opinions, and it is
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
including the present-day
Edistonians from previous generations
another family and ultimately bought
proximately 2,000 acres
was never solved, although many
architecturally means the floor plan is
many disastrous events in and around
Hall, encompassing ap-
built the mansion in the early 1800s, a
nally named Locksley
108 Jungle Rd.
Edisto Beach, SC
The history of this plantation was
key was murdered in 1915. His murder
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 daughters died
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.
McConkeyâ€™s Cheeseburgers Chili Dogs Quesadillas Fried Seafood Wings & Fingers Greek Pitas Fried Mushrooms Onion Rings Wraps & Salads Cold Beer & Wine Homemade Desserts & More!
843-869-0097 108 Jungle Road (Next to Bi-Lo)
Hours: 11am - Until find us on...
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food & drink | Edisto Beach The Sea Cow
Moo-re Than Breakfast 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
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
Toast, curry chicken salad, Cobb salad
capacity inside and out. It seems like The Sea Cow. The Sea Cow might surprise you with their delicious
Lowcountry-inspired 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
have a snorkel. This logo and others
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
just a few examples.
seven days a week and features
to its present location and Lori sold
dining. Please stop in and join us for
In 2001 The Sea Cow was relocated
it to Tammy and Tom Kontinos.
They expanded the menu to include
a pet-friendly deck for alfresco breakfast, lunch or 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
each winter). Tammy and Tom, along
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Local Produce and Seafood | Beer and Wine | Full To-Go Menu
145 A Jungle Road, Edisto Beach, SC Open at 7am daily! 843-869-3222
food & drink | Edisto Beach The Waterfront Restaurant
Light(house), Food, Action
a classic-cut New York strip steak. The Waterfront is open seven
days a week, with dining options
for everyone, no matter the size of
the party. Sunday mornings offer an
amazing breakfast buffet with items,
he Waterfront Restaurant is owned and operated by Edisto natives, Scot and
bar for drinks and conversation.
Scot splits his time between the
Susan Flowers. Scot grew up on
kitchen and front of the house, where
seafood business—you could say
family. His fresh menu features local
the water working with his family’s good seafood is in his blood. But
working the boats
136 Jungle Road
Edisto Beach, SC 843.869.1400
wasn’t how Scot
expressed his love
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
The family-style to-go menu is
cooking for so many. Put in an order
cultivated on Susan’s family’s farm,
King’s Market. Scot’s menu was farm to table before it became a trend. Guests will find the menu of-
shrimp and grits, hearty she-crab
Edisto. Originally overlooking Big
which features a variety of Lowcoun-
seafood and produce, much of it
preferred the kitchen. The Waterfront longest-running establishments on
Sundays also include a lunch buffet,
perfect for large groups that want
fers plenty of seafood options and
opened in 2001 and is one of the
such as fresh fruit, eggs and sausage.
he welcomes guests as if they were
of Edisto’s natural harvests. He
groups, cozy booths and a friendly
Lowcountry traditions such as savory soup and handmade crab cakes. The
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
specials each evening feature a wide
gift shop located inside The Water-
of succulent ways. Those looking
T-shirts, children’s toys, home décor,
range of seafood, prepared in a variety for less fin will find delicious burgers with toppings, such as pimento
cheese and bacon, divine prime rib or
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 STYLE 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,
the week from home style country
2003, is excited to bring
tering blackened swordfish with Ca-
Whaley’s, established in
back some old menu favorites and
Summer hours are 11–10 p.m. In
introduce a few new culinary cre-
the off season, lunch is served from
change. Flip flops and sandy feet
p.m. and the bar stays open serving
ations. Don’t worry about too much are still 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
he doesn’t really bite, and he pours a
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-wajun 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!
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Bonnie L ee LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST & LOVING ART WITH ALL HER HEART
Bonnie Lee projects a smiling confidence of a woman
secure in her wisdom and fulfilled by her passions. She
describes her childhood self as being obsessed by art and
says, “I really overdid it with the drawing thing!” Laughing
and pointing to the callous on the inside of her middle finger by her nail. “This happened when I was six years old after
drawing turkey after turkey for a Thanksgiving art project. It’s from holding the pencil.”
Bonnie Lee grew up in Cleveland Ohio and attended
West Tech High school in the 1950’s. Hallmark Cards and American Greeting Cards headquarters was located in
Cleveland at the time, making it a hub for graphic artists. “
Everything for ad work, advertisements, and greeting cards was drawn or painted by hand, this was before computers.” She reflected. “Art was not a class you took just to fill your
time, our schools were creating artists to fill the job market.
monoprint of sea turtles.
Moving to Edisto in 1986 she soon
found herself surrounded by others with a passion for art and she began drawing the beautiful island scenery around her. Wanting to help others find their way into the Edisto artists community she and Jenny Gowin and a few others
founded the Edisto Art Guild. In ad-
dition to her work with the Edisto Art Guild, Bonnie was also involved with
the Edisto Island Historic Preservation
Society, she was behind the conception of the promotional posters. Bonnie created the artwork featured on the Edisto and
Beyond Tour of Homes first two posters. Soon Bonnie developed an interest in
You didn’t play in those art classes!” She shows her only
watercolors and continued to surround
pen and ink piece depicting Louis XIV. The font used at the
inspiration in as well as new and exciting
remaining art from her high school days. It’s a large 24x36 head and foot are of the reflective of the 1950’s style. The
detail and precision of each ink mark are indeed of a professional level.
Bonnie took the usual path for women of her generation
after school, she married and raised a family, but her passion for art was always there. It was a void needing to be filled.
herself with artistic people who she found mediums to try. She began taking her “Yearly Adventures” combining travel
and art to learn new methods to improve her skills or to try an entirely new me-
dium. One of her favorite adventures was learning the ancient method of creating
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pottery like the Native Americans.
passion, pastels. The rich dense colors
and using fire to cure it.
South Carolina sky in multiple hues,
Gathering dirt and clay from the earth The walls of her home are heav-
ily adorned with beautifully framed
artwork. Some of it gifts from other
artists and much of it her own work in
a variety of methods. Her most famous piece is a three-color monoprint of Sea
turtles and is well known for her reverse collage glassware. Soothing watercolors depicting sunny marsh scenes or
foggy beach views, vibrant three color
monoprints of shrimp, clay sculptures,
pencil drawings of horses, and her latest
smudged together depicting a stunning fading sunlight reflecting off of the
marsh grasses. The small details of the scenery are breathtaking, even though Bonnie Lee laments over her frustra-
tions at developing her skills with pastels. Her passion for her new endeavor is evident, pastels laid out by color and
hue in an array of pottery trays, an easel turned slightly towards the window
stroke at a time and achieving her goal of living her best life every day.
To view or purchase Bonnie Lee’s
to capture the sunlight. Bonnie sits
works of art you can find them at With
her latest piece. Improving her art one
down and studies her next approach to
These Hands Gallery and the Edisto
AUGUST 31 ST-SEPTEMBER 2 ND L ABOR DAY WEEKEND • Gates Open at 11am • Live music each day—some of the country’s best Shag bands! • Shag Competition Saturday at 6pm • Demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday • Bring your own lawn chairs (no coolers allowed)
DAILEY ADMISSION ~Kids Under 12 are Free~
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843.869.1822 102 Jungle Rd. (Next to BiLo)
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YOUR FIRST STOP ON EDISTO BEACH! 102 Palmetto Blvd. | Edisto Beach, SC 29438 | 843-631-1366 Whether you are craving a sweet treat, stiff drink or salty snackâ€”make us your first stop on the beach!
*Weekends During Season
We welcome large groups. Come enjoy our arcade games and the ocean view!
140 Jungle Road Edisto Beach, SC
by land or by sea, weâ€™ve got what you need!
SALES & SERVICE
GIFT & SURF SHOP
Golf Carts, Bikes, Chairs, Umbrellas, Kayaks, Surf & Skim Boards, Paddle boards and more!
Bikes & Accessories, Fishing Tackle, Kayaks, Canoes & Accessories, Golf Cart Sales and more!
T-shirts, Hats, Jewelry, Souvenirs, Toys & Games, Surf, Skim & Boogie Boards and more!
The ACE Basin: 350,000 acres
of pristine estuaries and wetlands. Home to the bald eagle, wood stork and osprey.
Bay Creek Villas The Marina at Edisto Beach Pressley’s Restaurant
Bay Creek Park
Ella & Ollies E&O Taco
• • • •
Scenic Tour of the Ace Basin Offshore Deep Sea Fishing Beach Combing Excursions Sunset Cruises
Live Oak Boat Landing & ACE Basin
Edisto Watersports & Tackle Dockside Bar and Restaurant
Whaley’s Sargent Peppers Pizza
Links at Stono Ferry (30.7 miles) Geechie Boy Mill (8.6 miles) King's Market (7.1 miles) O’Hair (4.4 miles) Highest Soul Self (4.3 miles) Edisto Serpentarium (2.8 miles) Edisto Kennels (2.8 miles) Enterprise Bank (2.5 miles) Dr. Ann Jenkins (1.2 miles) Post Office (0.2 miles) With These Hands Gallery (0.2 miles) Edisto Bookstore (0.2 miles)
495 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC ACE Hardware
Edisto Beach Chamber of Commerce
SC Parks & Recreation Interpretive Center
Green Boat Discount Liquor 1st Federal Bank Edistonian Gift Shop
Burley Lyons Park
My Native Dream Gallery Sugar Time LaRetta’s Pizza Smuggler’s Attic Jungle Road Playground Sea Spirits Liquor Store
Pelican’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor Coots The Pavilion Beach Store BiLo
Why not make this
Come shrimpin’ with Cap’n Corley on a real working shrimp boat replica. Pull in and sort your catch, drop a line in the water, or watch the dolphins circle the boat; but most of all, enjoy a day on the water! Our tours are fun, scenic, kid friendly, and educational. Call for tour options and pricing.
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Reptile Zoo • Gift Shop • Visitors Center Come visit “Joe Turtle” our 41-year-old Serpentarium ambassador
2018 Season March 22 – May 26 Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
May 28 – August 11 Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
August 16 – October 27 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 HEARTWARMING LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES. READERS FAMILIAR WITH EDISTO WILL GET A KICK OUT OF THE WELL-KNOWN LOCATIONS. THIS PERFECT BEACH READ STIRS
LOTS OF EMOTIONS, FROM ROMANCE TO SADNESS, AND TRIUMPH, YOU WON'T BE SORRY YOU PICKED OUT THIS SUMMER READ. AUTHOR LINDSEY BRACKETT HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH HER FIRST BOOK! — EXPLORE Edisto Magazine
The following is an excerpt from Still Waters by Lindsey P. Brackett. We hope you enjoy.
Cora Anne wore a simple linen
sundress, pale blue, with pearl earrings and when asked, simply said she thought Nan might like some
Then she drove her grandmother and herself back up Highway 174 to the
white columned Presbyterian Church. Flanked by sprawling live oaks and
company for church. She spoke briefly
a 300-year-old cemetery rumored to
Nan’s appetite, and how, yes, she’d ap-
Church of Edisto Island suited her
with her mother about the weather,
preciate it if Lou forwarded her mail.
be haunted, the ancient Presbyterian passion for history if nothing else.
The sanctuary filled with an eclectic
group of faithful worshipers and visiting tourists. Years had passed since she’d last gone to church with her
grandparents. Their roots were deep here, and she recognized aged faces of distant relatives. But she ignored how they put their heads together
in speculation, surely discussing how Annie Jenkins Coultrie had finally
and down at the hand of her grand-
music washed over her, and she closed
gotten one of her wayward ones to The pews, with quaint doors that
opened to allow in parishioners, and the curved mahogany stairs leading
to a raised pulpit, were reminiscent of a time Edisto had been settled with the landed gentry. But for her, the
polished wood and quiet reverence evoked memories of many Sunday
mornings with her grandfather. He’d always insist on church first, then
catching fresh flounder for a Sunday
mother still in her lap. But the gentle
her eyes so that no presence could distract her from the words being sung. “Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
Nan’s cool hand, with its lines of
blue veins and knuckles swollen with
arthritis, covered Cora Anne’s clenched ones in her lap. “I’m glad you came.”
“There you are.” Tennessee came
striding across the cemetery. “Looking for someone?”
She couldn’t help the smile. “I think
then took her arm, tugging her back
wandering from the fold of God;
church. “You enjoy the service?”
Jesus sought me when a stranger, he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.” After the service, she left Nan
words of that hymn still reverberated
safely to arrive at home.
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
of the annual beach pilgrimage, she’d Fishing tidal creeks meant she avoided
more. Then why did she still feel like
he found me.”
talking pleasantries on the porch and
spent most of her time with him.
arms. You’re not ten years old any-
hither by thy help I’m come;
fish fry. In the years following the
accident, when she couldn’t beg out
wandered out to the graveyard. The
He glanced at his father’s grave and
toward the front of the little white
A guitar case swung from his hand,
and she nudged him with her elbow.
“You could have told me you’re a man of many talents. Where’d you learn to play?”
“Aw, this?” He swung the case with
in her soul and she needed a moment
ease. “Just a little something I picked
Just behind the church, a fence sur-
She gaped at him, unsure if he was
up during the college bar scene.”
rounded the graves of the prominent
making another joke, and he tilted a
honoring patriarch William Seabrook,
tory. Some more colorful than others.”
Seabrook family and the monument a man who had been the richest
half-smile her way. “We’ve all got a hisThey had paused at the edge of the
planter on the Island.
gravel lot and now she looked across it
her of what she didn’t deserve: life
wealth unimaginable, but lost it all to
of the porch steps being embraced by
of his endurance with a home still
Maybe. Church always reminded
everlasting when she’d taken life from She shifted in her seat as the
service came to order. When she
lifted her head after the prayer, there sat Tennessee Watson on a stool
down front, a guitar on his knee. He strummed a few chords and then
She paused. Once this man had
war and reconstruction. History told
standing, well preserved and loved for
for Nan. She found her at the bottom a woman with soft blonde curls and a face too youthful to be middle-aged.
Cora Anne stepped back and Ten-
generations. She ran her fingers across
nessee snagged her elbow to keep
to lose everything and still find hap-
the iron gate. Perhaps it was possible piness.
She left the Seabrook plot and
her from falling. Again. Blasted oak “What’s wrong?”
She fisted her hands against her
looked out into the sea of worshippers
wandered beyond the church, to where
stomach. “That’s your mother.”
Beside him Christy sang, “Come
the spread branches of live oaks. There
have become good friends.” He peered
rows over, she found fresh flowers on
supposed graveyard ghosts.”
and caught her gaze.
thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy praise …”
Nan’s soprano warbled in with oth-
ers. “Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise …”
She looked away from Tennessee
the newer grave markers nestled under lay her grandfather’s ashes, and a few
Patrick Watson’s grave. She knelt and traced the date. July 28, 1993.
Cora Anne rose and crossed her
“Yeah, I know. She and Mrs. Annie
at her. “You’re white as one of these
“I haven’t seen your mother since
… since …” Her chest constricted
and she forced a deep breath past the
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started crisscrossing the island’s rutted
her. “Why don’t you do me a favor and
hands in her lap.
“Here.” He shoved the guitar case at
take this over to my truck? I’ll meet you there.”
She backed away without arguing
and found his white Dodge Ram eas-
dirt roads, she started twisting her
“Relax, Cor. I’m not kidnapping
you. I told your grandmother where we’re going.”
He turned in a drive lined neatly
ily among the sedans and midlife crisis
with pecan trees. One of the signs
she leaned on the open door. Grace, it
Plantation. He drove all the way down
convertibles. Setting the case inside,
seemed, would be harder to face than her son.
She looked back up as he bounded
over the lot with Nan’s floppy straw
grabbed a few and passed it to her.
“My grandmother was half Cooper,
half Ravenel — still is despite marrying an outsider.”
She pressed her lips together in a
slight smile, and he knew the idiosyn-
crasies of Charleston’s gentry were not lost on her.
“But when my daddy said he’d
affixed to the gate said Cooper Creek
rather be a carpenter on Edisto than
past the old plantation home and
didn’t go over so well.” He nodded
caretaker’s cottage, parking in the grass that led down to the dock.
Now she spoke. “I guess we’re
a lawyer on Broad Street … well, that toward the house. It overlooked this
section of Store Creek and from the
gable in the attic, his father used to say, one could see almost to the spire of St.
hat in his hand.
ignoring that No Trespassing sign.”
opened his door. “Yup.”
wariness in her eyes. “Who lives here?”
pink.” He leaned past her and swung
love to buy up our Lowcountry plan-
his extended cab. “And because I’m
family about had hysterics. His uncle
that was due for a cutting and let her
have gotten his stubbornness from her,
“Your grandmother said to put She took it hesitantly, fingering the “Because she said your cheeks look
the case into the narrow backseat of taking you for a drive.” ***
Back pressed against the seat of the
cab, Cora Anne tugged a strand of
that long dark hair. “I don’t think—” “This is a good idea?” When he
pulled the truck out on the highway, the woven bag she’d set on the seat between them toppled over, and a
spiral bound planner slid out. “I think you worry too much.”
He grabbed the bag of food and She climbed out the other side,
“Millionaires from Chicago. They
tations. But they aren’t down for the He traipsed through the grass
follow because he figured curiosity
and hunger would outweigh her fear of breaking rules. On the dock, he
kicked off his boat shoes, and dropped, feet dangling over the tidal creek that would rise with the tide. Cora Anne sat primly, legs to the side, like any
good Southern girl in a church dress.
of boiled peanuts. He figured she was all in when she added two Cokes in
glass bottles to the pile on the counter.
She tossed empty peanut shells
in the blue-green water. “That’s dramatic.”
“I know. Dad said the rest of the
begged him to reconsider, but he must you know? He walked, and the new owners came in here with a yacht-
sized dumpster and gutted the whole place —”
“Surely not.” Her eyes widened.
“That’s a piece of Greek Revival architecture.”
He nodded. “Even ripped out the
soldiers during the occupation.”
rose behind them on a knoll. Three
chunked watermelon, and a damp bag
so he couldn’t inherit.”
Her eyes swept over the house that
“I want to show you something.” He drove them down to King’s
“My grandmother sold the plantation
hand-carved banister because the wood
tion. “So this is where I grew up.”
Market and bought crab salad, fresh
Michael’s in downtown Charleston.
He jerked his thumb to the planta-
She tucked the book back in her
bag. “Where are we going?”
But when he left the highway and
stories atop brick pilings, four chimneys anchoring the roof.
“Not there. In the caretaker’s
She turned toward him. Listening. Taking out the bag of peanuts, he
was gouged — gashes left by Yankee
“Where was the historical preserva-
He lifted a shoulder. “Happens all
the time when an old home is sold. See why it gets my goat?”
Her eyes narrowed. “Why are you
telling me all this?”
He leaned back on his elbows and
watched the clouds scuttle across the powder blue sky. Her dress was the
same color and her eyes were a shade darker, and all he knew was when he
looked at her, he had an overwhelm-
ing need to make her understand. But he couldn’t. She had to want to.
He gazed out over the creek to
the spartina grass waving in the
slight breeze, an unbroken vista that, thanks to his efforts, no develop-
ment would ever touch. “Just figured
you’d find it interesting.”
Now she leaned back beside him,
her grandmother’s hat shading her
as he passed his thumb over her palm. “You must miss him all the time.”
“I do, but I know he’d be proud of
face. “It is interesting—and sad.”
what I’m doing now. A few years ago,
Only way I could save some of what
sat back up. “I had to get out from
“This is why I joined the land trust.
he left behind.”
She shifted a bit, putting more space
between them. “I’m sorry.” Her words were barely a whisper on the breeze. He snagged her hand before she
not so much.” He let her hand go and under those waves of grief and learn to live with what I had.”
“How — “ She pressed her lips into
a thin line. “How did you get out?”
could get up. “I know.”
She didn’t pull away, just watched
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Otter Island SURVIVING THE WILD by Julie Gyselinck & Caroline Matheny
Otter Island is part of the St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve, just a short boat ride from the mouth of Big Bay Creek on Edisto Beach. The island is a wildlife-management area under the protection of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Covering approximately 2000 acres, most of the island is marsh with around 500 acres of high lands and beach. Otter is completely uninhabited. No people, no power lines, and zero running water.
cattered throughout the island are five primitive
Generations of Lowcountry residents
ing is by permit only and is restricted to November
bullet casings from the beach. Years
have collected buckets full of brass
campsites with varying levels of accessibility. Camp-
ago, bullet hunters could simply walk
1 through March 31. The island serves as a refuge for
migratory birds and sea turtles that are nesting. Restricted camping dates help keep these animals and their habitats protected during these delicate seasons.
Taking a day trip to Otter Island is a must for those with
an adventurous side. It is a stunning, expansive beach with
a vastly different ecological expression at every bend. Wide, sweeping beaches that hug large grassy marshes swiftly
turn into a forest of stark silver sandblasted trees profiled
against the white sand. The south side of the island holds
one of the finest examples of an untouched maritime forest on the East Coast. The hurricanes over the past two years have pushed the dunes back into the forest, flooding the
underbrush with sand and creating a whimsical, magical
look to the woodlands along the beach. The stark open area beneath the trees, where the dunes are now spread out, appears manicured â€” as if created for picnics and lounging.
However, use extreme caution if you explore the woodline, as Otter Island is home to a very healthy population of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes.
Otter Island is well known for being used as target
practice during World War II by the Tuskegee Airmen.
Julie Gyselinck & Caroline
Matheny take a selfie for
purposes in the
event they didn't
return from Otter Island.
the beach and gather them by the hundreds. Nowadays, the beach seems to
have been picked mostly clean, with the casings only found in the marshes and
creeks. Removing any artifacts, shells or animals from Otter Island is forbidden. Camping on Otter Island is not
for the faint of heart. It is primitive
camping in its truest form. There are no restrooms, no running or even drink-
able water, no electricity, and only one
home to numerous
out everything you bring in, including
Otter Island is
species of birds
and a great place
campsite has a metal fire ring. You pack your trash â€” all of it. Campers should definitely plan to bring their own
firewood as downed wood is scarce, and
you are not allowed to chop down trees. Each campsite has its own personality
with some only accessible by kayak. All are waterfront and provide stunning
night views and sounds of the water-
ways or ocean lapping the shore.
see a raccoon out and about during
Newton Boykin aboard his small
potential to vary wildly in climate
doesn't mean it’s sick — probably just
down to the dock carrying supplies, he
Your stay on Otter Island has the
from day to day. The permitted camp-
ing times, November to March, are ar-
the day on Otter Island or Edisto, it means it’s low tide and time to eat!
flat-bottom boat. On our third trip
asked if we were staying for two nights or two weeks! Shortly after departing,
volatile months of the year. Prepare
THREE DAYS, TWO NIGHTS ON OTTER ISLAND
especially at night. On the opposite
on our expedition list for the Explore
shorts and flip-flops for the inevitable
Otter Island is wild and has a danger-
and lots of water, two packs full of
be very careful if you dare to go and to
and a smaller bin with dried goods,
guably some of the windiest and most
for cold temperatures and high winds, side of the spectrum, pack a pair of
warm day you otherwise might not have expected.
While whitetail deer are the only
large mammals on the island, don’t expect your stay to be quiet. Bald
eagles can be spotted as they rest in the treetops between hunting trips.
Pods of bottlenose dolphins peruse the
Camping on Otter Island has been
Edisto magazine for quite a few years. ous reputation. People will tell you to take someone who knows the island
and waterways with you. Only go during high tide, only go in the daytime,
and NEVER ever go into the woods.
What’s so scary about Otter Island? Once our plans to camp on the
he had to take us back to the dock
because our excessive gear combined
with four passengers was sinking the little flat-bottom boat.
We were prepared! We had wood
clothing, a large cooler, plus the tent rope and various camping supplies.
It was windy but sunny during our
departure and we lounged on the dock while we waited on the boat to return to pick us up after dropping off our
copious amounts of gear at campsite number one.
shoreline—at times it seems as if they
infamous Otter Island were out in
delight and curiosity as people look at
than enthusiastic. Having been to the
most northern point of the beach. It’s
warnings seemed such a contradiction
where the beach ends and the river
are looking at campers with as much
them. Campsite number one is a great
location for dolphin watching and you may even catch them strand feeding on the long sloping beach just as it bends into the river.
Countless species of seabirds living
in large groups, shorebirds tiptoeing
through the marshlands and migrant
birds enjoying a rest inhabit the island year round. Avid bird-watchers and
photographers will appreciate the constant flurry of aviary action all around. The less frequently spotted bobcat
roams the island deep within the
interior of the maritime forest and
marshes and hunts rodents, birds, and other small mammals. The raccoons
the open, the public reaction was less
island for relaxing beach days, people’s of imagery to the peaceful island I had
spent hours strolling in the sun on. On one hand, I had beautiful memories, and on the other, I had cautionary
tales of wilderness and innumerable
rattlesnakes. According to local legend and eyewitness accounts, the rattlesnake numbers are infinite. Having
The campsite is large and a pathway
meanders quite a ways back through
tall grasses, offering a wide variety of camping locations.
We chose to set up directly on
the point, where the fire ring was,
my imagination stewed up ridiculous
visions of snakes swinging from every limb and the ground throbbing with
venomous bodies carpeting each step. We secured a boat ride to our
raccoons of the Lowcountry hunt and
ramp. Awaiting us were Brian Bell
winds back into the island’s interior.
set eyes on any of the five campsites,
camping spot from the Edisto Marina
forage according to the tides. If you
actually a small ridge that comes out
never ventured into the tree line or
of Otter Island are not nocturnal like their kin farther inland. The coastal
Campsite one is situated at the
and hauled our gear down to the
of the Edisto Marina and Captain
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so we could see the water and access
swam by. The wind continued to
Fascinated by each new change in
location was absolutely stunning. We
fire despite the brisk temperatures.
walk. Every bend brought new and
the beach right out of our tent. The
started unpacking and setting up camp and laughed about our overpacking.
The wind picking up around us should have been a cue to have a little more faith in our packing instincts.
We set our tent up with the back
gust, but we stayed cozy by the
The rate at which we were burning
through the wood was a little alarming, and we knew in the morning we would have to scrounge for downed limbs to cook with.
That evening the winds picked up
facing north. We also set up a large
to gale force and were relentless. The
behind and then over it, which we tied
our ropes were not tied tight enough
tarp that went under the tent, up
to the surrounding trees, in case we
needed extra protection in case from a rainstorm. It would also block any
breezes as we were in a tent made for warm-weather camping with a full
mesh top and thin rain fly. This would prove to be a flawed plan as the wind continued to escalate.
Once we set up the sun dipped
quickly, so we took a short stroll down
tarp kept the wind out of the tent, but to hold the tarp taut. The violent winds ripped at it all night and the noise,
which sounded like a giant potato chip bag crinkling, was nonstop. We didn’t
rious color palette in the sky. A pod of dolphins
better than freezing wind, but we have agreed to disagree.
The wind stopped at sunrise as if
heads out of the tent to the most aweand coffee were in order after washing up in the chilly water of Fish Creek.
Our goal for the day was to walk the whole shoreline of Otter Island and back. We set out with heavy layers,
our cameras, water, a few apples and protein bars. Ready to explore.
The weather warmed up quickly
after noon and we peeled our layers
off as we made our way down the shore. The island changed so
drastically every mile or so. Photographs taken at
one point would vary so
greatly from those taken a half mile away, you could assume they were of dif-
ferent islands altogether.
clay at the waterline, which created water-filled divots and holes that
varied in size from a pen tip to feet across. The dune line to our right
rimmed a marshy waterway like a
crater. Tall grasses and water birds
dotted the landscape, and a waterway you would have never imagined was just a few yards from the ocean.
Our walk of the whole beach of
to marvel and take photos. We poked
inspiring sunrise imaginable. Breakfast
Dinner was accompanied by a glo-
a short beach that tumbled into hard
skills. I’m still convinced the noise was
severe side-eye over my tarp-hanging
plummeting and we quickly ended cook dinner.
dunes and wide beaches turned into
Otter Island took about four hours at
on command. We poked our groggy
our walk to warm up around a fire and
dazzling scenery. The long sweeping
sleep much and Caroline gave me a
the beach to grab a few photos and
stretch our legs. The temperature was
the landscape, we continued our
a slow pace. We stopped frequently
our heads inside the mystical tree line, where the dunes have washed away
the underbrush. Once the sand ended the underbrush created a thick, im-
penetrable wall of jungle. The foliage
in some areas was so tight and packed together you couldn’t even see a foot into the forest. Here the maritime
forest, so immense and thick, had a foreboding feeling.
All along the beach, we passed by
thousands of sand dollars, seashells and
various parts of boats and buildings that had washed ashore from the previous
hurricanes. Our walk ended in a landscape similar to where it began, with the wide beach and sprawling dunes fading away slowly into a river and
marshlands. We turned around and began our trek back to the little campsite
on the ridge, ready to kick off our boots, soak our feet in the cool, crisp water
and enjoy another artist’s sky as the sun set on Otter Island.
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FOR ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH EDISTO, THE WORDS "THE HUTCHINSON HOUSE" STIR MANY EMOTIONS. IF YOU ARE PART OF THE REVERED HUTCHINSON FAMILY, THE EMOTION IS LIKELY PRIDE. FOR THE REST OF US, WE FEEL JOY FROM THE MEMORIES THE BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE BRINGS AND POSSIBLY ENVY, AS MOST EVERYONE WANTED TO LIVE THERE, DESPITE ITS STATE OF DISREPAIR.
The Hutchinson House has
withstood every season and storm, seeming to never alter from its
current weathered appearance, as if it decided it was worn enough
and would age no more. While the
in the sun to the exact hue of copper
patina. The fine wooden details of the
for his wife, Rosa Swinton, circa 1885.
lending an elegant appearance, like
ther, Jim ( James) Hutchinson. Jim was
roof ’s eaves stay doggedly attached, fine hand-knotted antique lace.
This spectacular house has been
addition of a back porch — added
home to a fine and proud family
have dissolved, the main house, built
important as any other, and whose
sometime around 1960 — appears to of cypress, remains sturdy.
The red metal roof curls at the edges
and the paint, which must have once been a vibrant green, has bleached
Henry Hutchinson built the house
whose history on the island is just as strength and perseverance is reflected
in their ancestral home. The Hutchinson House is a symbol of freedom, hard work and success.
Henry obtained the land from his fa-
born into slavery on the Point of Pines Plantation, the son of a slave named Maria and the plantation owner,
Isaac Jenkins Mikell. Jim Hutchinson was considered one of the “Kings of
Edisto” for his efforts in improving the lives and economic standards for the freed slaves on the island.
He raised the funds and purchased
the land where the Hutchinson House currently sits, along
THE END OF AN ERA
tation. Then he divided up the property, splitting the parcels
house passed down to his heirs. The
The original plat showing the newly deeded individual lots is
live there was Henry’s great-grandson,
with a large tract surrounding it that was once the Clark Plan-
Henry passed away in 1941 and the
out according to each person's contribution to the purchase.
last Hutchinson family member to
currently showcased in the Edisto Island Museum.
Henry Hutchinson, who occupied the
The Hutchinson family was well educated. Jim, although
house sometime in the 1980s. Now
his level of education is unknown, structured land deals,
in his late eighties, Henry reminisces
owned and operated businesses, authored many letters to the
about visiting the Hutchinson House
governor on behalf of his peers and was a leader in the Re-
daily, as it was across the street from
publican party through Reconstruction. Henry Hutchinson
his own home. He recalls sitting on the
was more of a family man and less of a community leader,
wraparound porch as a very young boy
like his father, but he, too, was a savvy businessman, owning
and watching from behind the railings
and operating one of only a few black-owned cotton gins on
as men unloaded massive amounts of
the island until the boll weevil brought long-staple cotton to
cotton at the gin. He is still in awe so
an end in the early 1920s.
many years later at the memory of the
Jim’s brother, John Pearson Hutchinson, was a well-
wagons full of “so many, so, so very
known architect in Charleston, and along with Jack Miller,
many people,” who came to work the
helped Henry build the Hutchinson House as a wedding
fields and farms around the house. The
present for Rosa. John Pearson Hutchinson was also the
wagons they arrived in stirred up chok-
builder and architect of the Central Baptist Church of
ing clouds of dust.
Charleston. Family lore suggests that John, Henry and Jack
Henry, with a somber tone, remem-
also had a hand in building Sunnyside Plantation, the plan-
bers his great-grandfather Henry, lying
after the civil war in 1868.
over the mill. By the time Henry
tation owned by Jim’s half-brother, Townsend Mikell, built
on his deathbed, facing the window
Within the walls of the Hutchinson House, Henry and
moved into the Hutchinson House
Rosa raised a happy family with nine children: two girls and
as an adult, the home had undergone
seven boys. Both daughters, Lula and Maybel, went on to
changes. The wraparound porch had
attend the Avery Institute in Charleston, South Carolina,
been removed and replaced with extra
and became teachers. They prospered, moved from the
bedrooms. Additions were built that
island and traveled the world. Their family photos depicted through the generations show them happy, successful and traveling to many places abroad, like Paris and Australia. One of the daughters, Maybel, is shown gliding
down a New York City Street like a starlet, wearing a hat and gloves.
Henry and Rosa made the most of their lives. The
struggles and sacrifices of Jim and Maria and the
ancestors before them were not wasted. Their family grew healthy and wealthy and reached the dreams of their fathers.
have since fallen apart or been removed. Henry & Rosa Hutchinson.
After Henry moved away, there were
no more direct family members on the island to occupy the home. Through
work and education came jobs and
prosperity. The Hutchinson family
had spread their wings to Charleston, New York and other parts of
the globe. Their love for the home
was deep and they valued it like no
other family home. It was their bea-
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fund it and what to do with the build-
but what is a family to do with an ag-
ing once it is complete.
ing historical home and no one close
The second step, after clearing all
enough to take care of it?
The home was placed in the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places in
able to assess the true condition the
the family received no funding for its
that the back-porch addition built in
May of 1987. Despite this recognition, preservation or restoration. Obtaining permits to restore the home would be tricky, and restoration costs would be
too heavy a burden to bear, so the little home sat. Occasionally, there would
be a renter, but eventually renting, too, became impossible. The lights were turned off and the door was closed
one last time and no one ever came home again.
RESURRECTION In the Spring of 2016, much to
the surprise and delight of many, the Hutchinson House was listed for
sale, along with its accompanying 10
acres of farmland. All of Edisto Island was buzzing with excitement. Who
would be lucky and brave enough to
take on such a substantial preservation project? Despite the excitement, the
reality was that the scope of work the
house needed was too great — except for one group, who gathered in board
the 1960s was a total loss and had virtually crumbled into the ground. The
vines that had taken root and climbed up the back were pulled off to reveal
missing siding boards and crumbling
handmade bricks on the chimney and pilings from water and root intrusion. The exterior steps leading up to the
house were too dangerous to use. For safety purposes, and to dissuade any
had managed to secure the funding
to buy the house, but now they had to figure out how to save it.
and compromised siding, was in
surprisingly good condition. The
tongue-and-groove floors and walls showed very little decay. The white
paint, cracked and peeling, revealed a
was built over the house. Utilizing
funds from donations, the framework
went up, followed by a white sheeting that covers the roof and top quarter
of the building. The new covering also provides shade for the workers and
students from the American College of Building Arts (ACBA).
Shortly after purchasing the
tacted the ACBA, who agreed to take preservation class. There’s a possibility the school will be involved in the
restoration, which will be determined by the ACBA at a later date.
For now, the historic Hutchinson
soft blue color hidden underneath. The
Home is safe and fully protected for
casing around the fireplaces held firm
EIOLT might have taken on its big-
wood-planked ceiling and the wooden while the bricks of the rear fireplace fell in on itself.
Walking through the house now,
staircase leading upstairs is narrow
carpet from the 1970s. Tiny reminders of its final days as a home in modern
future generations to admire. The
gest project to date, but there is no
other organization on the island better connected or equipped to do this very important job. A special thanks to
those who have contributed time, ef-
forts and money to the preservation of this significant part of Edisto’s history. EXPLORE Edisto would like to
times are hidden throughout the
extend a special thank you to John
details around them.
at the Edisto Island Museum, Henry
home, in stark contrast to the historic Since EIOLT has acquired the
The first step was to clear out the
Hutchinson House, the goal is to un-
ing the structure for years, just to be
are facing, how to approach it, how to
brush and plants that had been chok-
To achieve this, a temporary structure
on the house as a case study for their
but firm, holding onto traces of yellow
House in December of 2016. They
further damage from the elements.
the leaking roof, missing windows
call in favors.
(EIOLT) closed on the Hutchinson
home, was to protect it from any
Hutchinson House, the EIOLT con-
The inside of the home, despite
the structure feels solid, and the
The Edisto Island Open Land Trust
shoring up any unstable areas of the
curious passersby, they were removed.
meetings to crunch numbers, make phone calls to secure financing and
house. This initial clearing revealed
the brush and overgrowth away and
derstand the depth of restoration they
Girault at EIOLT, Gretchen Smith Hutchinson, and Greg Estevez for
their help in exploring the Hutchinson House’s history.
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Paintings, Pottery, and a Passion for Art
ith These Hands
pottery, clothing and wood and
charming guests and
wind chimes which make a perfect
Gallery has been
residents of Edisto for over 34 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-
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is sure to provide patrons with the perfect piece to take home.
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vidual and creative
design. The numerous artisans featured in the gallery capture
the very essence of the Lowcountry.
Guests will find paintings, pastels,
and encaustic artworks and more from renowned and local artists.
Work by Doug Grier, Rick Wells,
and Amanda McLenon are just a few of the artists whose work adorns the gallery’s walls. The gallery also has the few remaining Susan Roberts photographs available.
The exceptional paintings hanging
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metal sculptures, kaleidoscopes, and gift for any special occasion, such as
birthdays, weddings or anniversaries.
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cookies, edible candles, caramels, and
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for a little memento of Edisto to take
be enthralled with the handcrafted
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with them will cherish the seashell
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