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Archive photo of Edward Teach Thatch capturing La Concorde

Blackbeard pictures, legends and the Queen Anne’s Revenge ship

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 08.27.2010

Was Blackbeard born in Jamaica, London, Bristol or Philadelphia? Was his name Drummond, Teach, Thatch or Tach? Although these are still unsolved mysteries, we do have some interesting descriptions about his “polished” appearance. Blackbeard may have been the first self-made worldwide brand!
Here is an excerpt from the “A General History of the Robberies and Murders [...]

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Robert Mills design Greek revival temple Parish

Charleston oldest, most beautiful churches: Circular, St. Philip, St. Michael and French Huguenot

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 07.14.2010

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Charleston, the Holy City, boasts some of the oldest, most magnificent and mysterious churches in the state, if not the country. Here are the most famous ones (historic data from the churches’ websites):
The Independent Circular Church
In 1680, “dissenter” English Congregationalists, Scots Presbyterians and French Huguenots of the original settlement erected a Meeting House in [...]

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Fully renovated Dock Street Theatre facade

Dock Street Theatre, Charleston’s elusive darling: Ghosts, weird artifacts, exquisite art and fame!

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 05.09.2010

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I recently visited the newly renovated Dock Street Theatre, the most flamboyant building in Charleston, a cradle of art, music and intrigue for the last 3 centuries. You can tour the theater on you own for free, when not in use.
Dock Street Theatre history
• Dock Street Theatre, built in 1735, was America’s first theater building [...]

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The Hunley unsung heroes all volunteer soldiers

A Civil War thriller! HL Hunley sinking mystery and ingenious design

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 03.12.2010

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My favorite Charleston Civil War battle and historic site is the H.L. Hunley, the first ever combat submarine to sink an enemy ship. Last month I finally got the chance to see the real thing at Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday ($12 adults, $10 seniors and military, [...]

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4000 years old Native Americans archaeological site Hilton Head

A virtual tour of Hilton Head’s best historic sites, fun, free and inspirational family things to do

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 03.01.2010

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We love spending our summer vacation in Hilton Head. For the last 3 years, my little daughter and I, traveled all over the island “looking for adventures”. We discovered a place rich in history, fascinating life stories, world-changing inventions, Civil War battles, people struggles, and of course, the perennial Sea Islands ghost legends!
Below is a [...]

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At William Baynard Home Ruins inside Sea Pines Plantation

Stoney-Baynard Ruins at Sea Pines - Hilton Head free things to do

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 08.17.2009

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites the mysterious Stoney-Baynard Ruins currently preserved inside the Sea Pines Plantation are a truly historic and antebellum architectural gem.

A brief history…(courtesy of Community Services Associates)
• In 1776 Captain John Stoney bought Braddock’s Point Plantation from Beaufort merchant John Mark Verdier.
• According to our Forts of Port Royal History [...]

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Hunley submarine and crew painting

The Charleston “Fish Boat” Mystery

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 04.08.2009

An engineering marvel, a Civil War naval battle success, a human tragedy and a century old mystery. The H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine elusive disappearance coupled with an incredible manpower struggle has captivated the hearts and minds of people around the world.

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• Excerpts from the fascinating book “Charleston Mysteries – Ghostly Haunts in the Holy City” by [...]

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Pirate Facade in Charleston

Charleston South Battery Street a living history in brick and wood

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 03.18.2009

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Mystery lovers, ghost hunters and war history aficionados come enjoy the South Battery Street rare delights. Forget about the stuck-up tour guides and plunge yourself into some of Charleston’s darkest secrets.

Battery Park and the Pirate of White Point Garden
White Point used to be a low marshy area crawling with pirates, many of whom ended up [...]

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Barnum and Baily original carousel

A mysterious world at Barefoot Landing

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 12.21.2008

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Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is North Myrtle Beach’ most exciting family entertainment, dining and shopping center. Unlike its bigger commercial ridden cousin, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing feels authentic, easy going and intimate. Here are some of the fun activities you can do with the kids:
Free things to do and attractions [...]

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Pirate boats hijacking ships

Standoff at Sea: tales of legendary pirates, hefty ransoms and gruesome deaths

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 11.20.2008

Pirates attacking the Gulf of Aden…huge ransoms…terror in the seas…Does it sound familiar? Well yeah, we’ve been hearing it for centuries! That’s right, privateering it’s a traditional and quite lucrative business.

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself at the amazing Predators of the Sea exhibit inside the Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. Here [...]

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