Since 1981 I have lived with my wife Susan in Awendaw, South Carolina, a community bordering on the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Francis Marion National Forest. We raised two children, Sara and Eliot, and they have moved on to further their careers in other parts of South Carolina and beyond. I worked over thirty-eight years as a recreation therapist in the Medical University of South Carolina’s Institute of Psychiatry and Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs prior to my full retirement in December of 2016. My passion for sailing, the natural world, and history are driving forces for my writing, and continue to motivate ongoing explorations.  I devote time to service work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including work with the loggerhead turtle program. I was selected in 2011 as a board member for the Sewee Association – now the Friends of Coastal South Carolina.

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  1. Hey, Im doing research for a novel I’m writing around a colonel hugh Giles, lower Craven regiment revolutionary war. They were guarding the Sewee bay area just prior to fall of charleston. They joined patriot forces there in time for the fall and capture. They were ‘paroled’ and joined up with Marion for more battles. Trying to find what they were guarding at Sewer, what plantations at time of revolution etc. I have found several references that they were assigned to Sewee bay. I don’t think a town was yet there. Any clues???

    • Clay – One important “highway” that had much traffic was the Inland Passage – a water route from Charleston to the Santee River that was inside of the barrier islands. I wrote about it’s history in Tracing the Cape Romain Archipelago (now an e-book). You might find some good background material there.

  2. Mr. Raynor:

    I really enjoyed our walk
    yesterday on Bull’s Island. You were most gracious with you time.

    Have a few pics I would like to share with you. Just let me know where to send them

    Have become friends on FB with Captain Will. He is a very interesting and knowledgable young man. My wife really enjoyed his sense of humor.

    Hope it was okay to leave you a message here. Hope to meet again.


    Gary R. Weart

  3. Bob – I am trying to get in touch with you to disuss your “Epic Sail.” I have a similar journey planned and am hoping to get some good info!


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