New ferry service between Daufuskie and Hilton Head

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Starting on August 1, Beaufort County established a contract with Daufuskie Island Ferry Service to provide public ferry transportation services for Daufuskie Island. This new service is providing regular ferry transportation between Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island and Melrose Landing (also called Daufuskie Landing) on Daufuskie for residents and property owners as well as visitors and guests to Daufuskie.

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Daufuskie Dundee: ‘Turn the Chart Over’ Day

by Daufuskie Dundee

It’s funny how simple things can sometimes take off and produce something totally unexpected. This happened to me while sailing across the Atlantic Ocean several times in the sloop Blue Gipsy. I had a big chart of the North Atlantic Ocean with the USA on the left side of the chart and England, Europe etc. on the right side. It was too big for the dinette table, so I just folded it up the middle with the crease running north and south and it fit perfectly. Whichever way I happened to be sailing, I’d plot the noon position and put a little triangle and a line linking it to the last position. Eventually it crept up to that crease and voila! It was turn the chart over day! WOW! A double ration of rum after that chart was flipped over and the noon sight plotted. Now my destination was before me and the whole atmosphere of the voyage changed. It was amazingly exhilarating! I guess it was like, well, it’s all down hill from here. Things seemed easier and anticipating arriving at that target port was exciting to think about. Everything took on a more positive feeling. Now for the rest of the story…

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Get Moving, Daufuskie!

by Karen Rafferty, PT, MS

Remember when you were a kid and your grandparents or neighbors sat around, walked with a cane and generally limited their activity? In the past, it was common for older adults to limit their activities to address health concerns and ailments. We now know a sedentary lifestyle creates more issues than it solves. Our country is experiencing two diametrically opposed epidemics. One is the result of being a sedentary society that sits too much while at work, commuting and during leisure activities. The second is a result of over training and poor form during exercise and activity. Both extremes cause a variety of problems that only worsen with time if not addressed. Luckily research has shown it is basically never too late to benefit from regular physical activities and exercise.

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Make Evacuation Plan for Hurricanes

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Hurricane season doesn’t officially end until November 30th so keep your plan intact or develop one now. The Daufuskie Island Fire Department has produced a Hurricane Evacuation Plan brochure offering pre and post-storm information, important phone numbers and web sites. The brochure details evacuation operations for island residents using the county-provided boat.

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Gator: A Special Horse

by Mary Ettinger

Gator the horse recently fought off a nasty bit of colic.

Gator the horse recently fought off a nasty bit of colic.

Gator is a horse — a very special horse — who lives at Haig Point on Daufuskie Island. He loves people and has an infectious personality. He is the kind of  horse who would love to come inside and sit with you on your sofa, if he could.  Anyone can ride Gator. He has an uncanny ability to sense a rider’s level of expertise and adjusts to accommodate a novice or an accomplished rider. He is a truly good horse.

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Beach/River Sweep will be Sept. 17 on Daufuskie

Saturday, September 17 •  2pm

Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point & Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point

The Daufuskie Island Conservancy and the Haig Point Environmental Committee will partner again this year with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in their annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep. Last year, statewide, 3,625 volunteers cleared nearly 14 tons of litter covering 181 miles of beaches, marshes and waterways at 130 clean up locations in seven counties in the state!

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Little Free Library Coming to Daufuskie

LittleFreeLibrary-LogoThe Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation and the Daufuskie Island Community Library invite you to be on the lookout this fall for the installation of a Little Free Library, “take a book, leave a book,” library box at the Mary Fields School. The miniature house of books will be filled with a revolving collection. The concept is to take a book and leave one in its place, although users will not be required to do the latter. The goal is to encourage literacy among our children and promote adult readership in a convenient manner.  No check out procedures; no shhhhhh!

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Museum Complex buildings in solid shape now

The Billie Burn Museum Complex on Daufuskie has had quite a bit of sprucing up lately.

The Billie Burn Museum Complex on Daufuskie has had quite a bit of sprucing up lately.

Next time you visit the Billie Burn Museum Complex, take a close look at the buildings. The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, as part of its mission to maintain historic buildings on the island, has replaced rotted beams under the buildings, replaced rotted siding, painted the buildings, and installed new heating and air-conditioning systems.

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