Georgetown's North Island: A History

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North Island has always been the beacon from the sea leading toward Georgetown, South Carolina. It was an island of exploration for the Spanish in 1526 and the first landing place of Lafayette, France's hero of the American Revolution, in 1777. It was a summer resort for aristocratic rice planters and their slaves from Georgetown and Waccamaw Neck until 1861. North Island's lighthouse, built in 1812, led thousands of sailing ships from all over the world past massive stone jetties and through Winyah Bay to Georgetown. Today, North Island is a sanctuary and laboratory for the study of nature's effects on this unique barrier island. Join historian Robert McAlister as he recounts the island's storied past.
ISBN: 9781467117777
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Images: 34
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert McAlister is a retired construction engineer and manager. He and his wife, Mary, have lived in or near Georgetown, South Carolina, for much of the past sixty years. They are participants in the activities of the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown. McAlister has written The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina, The Life and Times of Georgetown Sea Captain Abram Jones Slocum, 1861–1914 and Wooden Ships on Winyah Bay, all published by The History Press.
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