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St. Helena Island — Beaufort County, South Carolina

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St. Helena Island

St Helena Island is a quiet sea island in Beaufort County and is perhaps best known for its historic connection to Gullah culture and language still abundant on the island today. The island is filled with many historic and famous sites such as the Penn Center and Chapel of Ease.

St Helena Island

Dr. Pat Paxton of Aiken © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

This is a photo of the famous TideRunner, a boat that once belonged to Emmett Paul who was a well-known Beaufort shrimper in the 1990s. The Tiderunner has been stuck in the marsh for years, and was made famous when it was featured in the movie the Prince of Tides. You can see the boat from the highway going into Hunting Island State Park.

St. Helena Island Info

Address: Sea Island Parkway, St Helena Island, SC 29920
GPS Coordinates: 32.412557,-80.476554

St. Helena Island Map

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3 Comments about St. Helena Island

Jamie Brown says:
December 9th, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Hey Monica, I was just looking at some pictures of Emmit’s boat, damn if I ain’t got some hours on the back of that joker, but I ran across your name and wanted to say hey, I’m Jamie. Mike Padgett’s nephew. It’s been a long time, how are you and Jeff doing? Tell that joker I said hello, thanks.

SCIWAY says:
December 18th, 2014 at 9:16 am

All SC Picture Project photos are owned by the photographers. I would suggest attempting to get in touch with Dr. Paxton in Aiken. Best of luck! It is a great photo!

Monica Capps Ferrell says:
December 18th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Where can I get a print of this photo, Tide Runner, in St Helena?


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