The Mermaid of Hilton Head didn’t always live around the island; she used to travel up and down the East Coast with her mermaid pod. When passing by Hilton Head Island, she often noticed that the sea turtles seem stressed. The mermaid set out to investigate the problem and find a solution to save the turtles! After discovering a simple solution to the turtles’ problem, the Mermaid of Hilton Head dedicates her life to making sure the island’s sea turtles are safe and happy. The Mermaid of Hilton Head takes children on an aquatic adventure while teaching them about nature conservation and how the mermaid ended up making Hilton Head Island her forever home...
Sammy is a sand dollar who loves to go on adventures with his friends, Stu the starfish and Lily the dolphin. One day, their adventure takes them too close to shore and Sammy is put in danger when a person takes him out of the water. How can Stu and Lily save their friend when they can’t leave the ocean’s safety? Luckily, a child on the beach sees what happens and takes action to return Sammy to where he belongs: in the water.
Life Off the Label details Colleen’s dedicated efforts to live and be well, only to discover she wasn’t. She’s not alone. Seventy percent of Americans are overweight and take at least one medication. Colleen did not want to be a statistic, so she deconstructed the habits and beliefs that limited her potential. What she discovered will change your life.
Compiled here are 363 of Koterba's most memorable articles, including dispatches from India, Antarctica, and Communist Czechoslovakia. Also included are ''family'' articles providing a fascinating look at everyday life in the 1950s. This book is the first ever to examine the career of this extraordinary journalist.
The book details the island’s discovery by the French in 1562 through colonization by the British in the early 1700s, the island’s antebellum history in the early 19th century, the American Civil War, and the island’ use by the U. S. Navy in the late 19th century. The main portion of this study discusses the transfer of Parris Island to the Marine Corps in October 1915 for use as a recruit training depot and the development of the island and Marine Corps recruit training from 1917 until the present era. Special emphasis is given to Marine recruit training during World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945), Korea, Vietnam, and the current war on terror. Dr. Alvarez, who served as a Marine drill instructor in the 1950s and who is an expert on Parris Island’s rich history, provides special insight into Marine training during this era. Dr. Daugherty, a retired Marine Master Sergeant, provides insight into the innovations and changes in recruit training since the 1980s.
From graphic, aerial photographs to lush landscapes, vast stormy seascapes and spectacular birds and animals. You'll enjoy each photograph in rich detail and brilliant color. Horan's insights as a master naturalist help set the scene and enhance your experience. Horan's body of photographic work shows his deep connection to the natural world that surrounds us. Join the journey and soar with the eagles...Beholding Nature.
For centuries, the ocean waters of the Atlantic have impacted the daily lives of those on the South Carolina coast. Beginning in the 1960s, those waves caught the imagination of young beachgoers who studied magazines and Super 8 films and refined their moves on rent-a-floats until the first surfboards became available in the area. The buildup to the Vietnam War brought GIs and their families from the West Coast and Hawaii to South Carolina, and their surfboards came along with them. Unbeknownst to each other, local surfers concentrated in the beach and military base areas of Beaufort/Hilton Head, Charleston, and Pawley’s Island/Grand Strand began to conquer nearby surf breaks. When contests finally brought these groups together, a statewide sport was born.
In writing this book I hope to give you some feeling of what Hilton Head Island was like before and after the Bridge. I was encouraged by many friends who listened to the stories my mother would entertain them with when Hilton Head was one of the islands inhabited mostly by blacks. She knew them as friends, and since some spoke Gullah, a dialect spoken by low-country island natives, it helped that she spoke it fluently (or at least communicated beautifully). Hilton Head at that time was truly an island paradise with beautiful virgin forest, environmentally pristine marshes, miles of uninhabited beach and one dirt road! This was the island I knew as a teenager in 1951. This is a history of Hilton Head that I have been a part of and watched year by year develop into what we see today. It has been a great experience and I hope you enjoy the stories of some of the true pioneers of Hilton Head Island. But when all is said and done, I truly know that islanders either "old" or "nearly new" all love this island. And that is why I'm writing this book: to share its "old" tales with the "nearly new".
With nuclear war approaching, the President orders USS Constitution to escape. The Contingency of Government scenario is hopelessly romantic: hopes are that the icon of America's founding ideals may survive somewhere in the South Atlantic and return someday to inspire a post-apocalyptic world. On the eve of sailing, Old Ironside's sailing master embarks on an unexpected and fantastic voyage of his own. He is transported back to the early nineteenth-century. There he finds himself caught in the intrigues of espionage drawing European nations and the young United States of America into the War of 1812. In the past, he realizes he must do nothing to change the future, even though he is tempted. He survives battles at sea, captivity by Barbary pirates, political intrigues, desertion on a barren island and discovers renewed patriotism, romance and -- most of all -- himself. He returns in time to sail Constitution, America's oldest continuously commissioned warship, on a seemingly impossible mission which thwarts the last possible launch of a nuclear holocaust.
A slave steals a gunboat and escapes with his entire family. Robert Smalls boarded the Confederate gunboat Planter and steamed her under the guns of Fort Sumter to the blockading Union Navy and to freedom. Robert was a slave and he surrendered to Admiral Francis Du Pont, one of the wealthiest men in the country. Robert and Du Pont created a friendship of equality that destroyed the barriers of race, wealth, and class. When he escaped with the Planter, Robert became The Man Who Stole Himself.
Anthology of contemporary poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, non-fiction, humor, and philosophical musings from members of the Island Writers' Network of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s next novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Charleston Lowcountry.
Hilton Head Island-The life of Charles Fraser, the iconic developer of Sea Pines Plantation, Amelia Island, Kiawah and Palmas del Mar resorts can only fully be told by following the stunning career paths of the young professionals he embraced and nurtured. My Life with Charles Fraser by Hilton Head Island, SC author Charlie Ryan and publisher Pamela Ovens is an important history of the young MBAs of the 1960s AND 1970s that Charles Fraser recruited from Harvard, Yale, Wharton, the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Pennsylvania. The book records in lively manner their desire to lean and build on the shores of the Atlantic. Forsaking well-worn paths into finance and traditional real estate, they hitched their wagons to the unconventional dreams of Charles Fraser. It tells how Charles E. Fraser took Beaufort County, SC from the poorest to the richest with his development.
A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds. As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can’t afford the dog he desperately wants. “Your brother’s return from war is our family’s gift,” his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor’s service dog arrives—a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father’s axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company—but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas.