A WORLD ELSEWHERE: Imagining the Southern Landscape - Suzanna Mars


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RAT ISLAND

My many trips to James Island in South Carolina resulted in this image taken looking towards Rat Island, a place one can really only access at low tide. James Island holds many interesting places in its coastline and marshes; I am drawn to it because of tragic family history during the Civil War. Did my great-great-grandfather, killed at Secessionville, land on a beach near here and proceed on foot to a nearby encampment? Can you hear battle cries on the wind? What has the abandoned Morris Island Light witnessed over more than 150 years of times and tides?