Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Breach at the Beach
Whoa - I am really falling down on my duties as a blogger! Will try to do better. Went today to a lecture about the often overlooked battle - or non-battle - at Breach Inlet during the Revolutionary War. Locals know all about the battle at the palmetto fort on Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776. However, around the same time, on the other side of the island, the British were trying to wade across Breach Inlet - HA! That's a good one! No way was that possible, as anyone will tell you who has seen the water swirling in and out of there today and the signs posted for no swimming due to the dangerous currents there. So here are the Brits - their ships are getting stuck on sandbars near the fort on one side of the island, and they are misjudging the depth and current at the inlet on the other side. Look for a marker and small park near this spot in the months to come commemorating this huge victory for the Americans. By the way, the bridge there has been known for years as Thomson's Bridge because "Danger" Thomson was the American leader there. Who knew?