Monthly Archives: May 2014

From Skull Creek over Calibogue Sound to a Sunset over Daufuskie Island

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This sunset view was taken from Skull Creek at Hilton Head Island over the Calibogue Sound. The Sound is a section of the federally controlled Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Waterway extends some 1,400 miles from Miami, Florida, to Norfolk, Virginia.

Of all the barrier islands protecting the Atlantic coast, the longest is Long Island, New York. The second longest is Hilton Head Island. (Photo courtesy, the author)

From Skull Creek over Calibogue Sound to a Sunset over Daufuskie Island

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This sunset view was taken from Skull Creek at Hilton Head Island over the Calibogue Sound. The Sound is a section of the federally controlled Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Waterway extends some 1,400 miles from Miami, Florida, to Norfolk, Virginia.

Of all the barrier islands protecting the Atlantic coast, the longest is Long Island, New York. The second longest is Hilton Head Island. (Photo courtesy, the author)

Dipper Dredge at Work in the Intracoastal

Dipper dredge working between Delray Beach and Boynton Beach ca. 1910 in what was then called the Florida East Coast Canal. Four long steel posts at each of the four corners anchored the dredge to the bottom of the shallow canal. The A-frame allowed a steel bucket to scoop and scrape the bottom and deposit the spoil on either side of the canal, building up high banks. Courtesy, Florida State Photographic Archives, Tallahassee, Fla.

Sunset at Harbour Town

Gregg Russell concert for young and old at the Oak Tree, Harbour Town Marina, Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, opening into Calibogue Sound (a section of the Intracoastal Waterway).  Russell has brought his troubadour-style folk singing and story-telling to  Harbour Town for over 25 years, attracting hundreds of residents and tourists, some of whom are the grandchildren of Russell’s first audiences. (Photo courtesy of the author).

The stern-wheeler “Courtenay” traveled up and down various stretches of the Florida East Coast Canal in the 1890s. Henry Flagler traveled aboard a steamer like the “Courtenay” when he made the first trip to Miami just weeks before making the first trip into Miami on his completed Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler was president of both the Florida canal company and the Florida railway when he made both trips. He resigned the presidency of the canal company when he realized its potential for lowering railway rates. Courtesy, Florida Photographic Archives, Tallahassee, Fla.

Whiskers Hang'in Ten

Attempting a prison breakout, Whiskers clawed her way to the top. But failed in her mission to escape to the outside. Still, Whiskers had made her way to her first view of the neighborhood. Weeks later, Whiskers finally escaped to the outdoors, sneaking out through an accidentally open front door. She now prefers the luxurious life of an inside cat. They say the grass is always greener on the other side. But the grass is always outside. And greener, too. Most of the time.