“Sullivan’s Island—A more comfortable place could not be found,” said Lt. George Dixon. Dixon was the commanding officer of the H.L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine whose base of operations was at Breach Inlet in 1864. The crew that worked on the submarine was based in Mount Pleasant. Including Dixon, the crew of eight traveled mainly by foot to work each day. These men … [Read more...] about A Memorable Mission: The Ballad of The Hunley Submarine
Our story on the Panama mount uncovered near Fort Moultrie by the waves spawned by Hurricane Florence drew lots of attention from our readers. It seems as though the relics of the past, as well as the area’s long history as a major port and ships that have been sunk in battle and storms stir the imagination of Lowcountry residents. The story’s post on Mount Pleasant Magazine’s … [Read more...] about A Blast from the Past: What Else Will the Ocean Uncover?
Sullivan’s Island has another beach attraction. The relentless surge of the ocean toward shore has almost completely uncovered a circa World War II coastal defense battery, a Panama mount that was designed to be outfitted with 155-mm artillery guns to protect the Charleston harbor and the coastline in general from attack by sea. Gary Alexander, a national park ranger at Fort … [Read more...] about History Unearthed: Hurricane Tides Reveal Defense Battery
The narrow strip of land that extends into the marsh at the end of Pitt Street in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant provides breathtaking views of the beauty of the Lowcountry and gives locals and visitors the opportunity to engage in a variety of outdoor activities, from walking and running to fishing and bird-watching. But beyond its current use as a recreation destination, … [Read more...] about Pitt Street Bridge: A Connection To the Past
Longtime Sullivan’s Island residents will fondly remember the skating rink at the island’s Community Hall. Located near today’s Island Club Fish Fry Shack, the two-story wooden building was approximately 4,000 square feet with single-story wings on either side. The federal government built it during World War II for soldiers to hold boxing tournaments. After the war, the … [Read more...] about Remembering the Saturday Night Skating Rink: “A Place for Kids to Go”