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October 18, 2019

Plantation agriculture came into existence in the late 17th century when the cypress and tupelo forests along the coast were cut to make way for indigo production. Rice planting hit its high water mark before the 19th century rolled around. Today, these historic rice f...

August 12, 2015


A summertime soiree of seafood options and Gulf Coast adventures made my second trip to Southwest Florida remarkable. Mercury readers may recall my October 2009 sojourn to Pine Island and inshore fishing out of the Tarpon Lodge in Lee County. This trip focused on near...

August 2, 2007

Originally published in the Charleston Mercury in the summer of 2007.

If one is looking for adventures on the shores and sounds of the North Edisto Inlet, then perhaps the double-bill of Captain Rumph and Captain Rumph is the correct combination. Captain Brad Rumph hand...

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Charleston’s beacon by the sea

October 2, 2019

Both long-term residents and newcomers may readily see see the unrelenting change in coastal landscape. Some is gradual; some is swift and dramatic. I...

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