Remembering the Battle of Sullivan’s Island – June 28, 1776

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Battle of Sullivan’s Island
Battle of Sullivan’s Island Definition: The Battle of Sullivan’s Island was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The year and date that the Battle of Sullivan’s Island took place on June 28, 1776. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Sullivan’s Island was located near Charleston, South Carolina. Sullivan’s Island was a large island commanding the entrance to Charleston harbor. British frigates had scouted the area in May and observed the construction of the American fort on Sullivan’s Island. The Battle of Sullivan’s Island ended in victory for the American colonists.

Overview and Summary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island
The Battle of Sullivan’s Island took place on June 28, 1776 near Charleston, South Carolina when the British army and fleet attacked Charleston.  The entrance to Charleston Harbor was protected by sandbanks. A sandbank Is similar to a reef and a navigation, or grounding, hazard.  the channels through these sandbanks lead directly to the end of Sullivan’s Island. where the Americans had built a fort of 16 feet wide palmetto logs filled with sand. General William Moultrie commanded the fort and it was named in his honor, Fort Moultrie. The British fleet sailed into the harbor to attack the fort. The fleet consisted of 9 man-of-war ships carrying 300 heavy cannon. The cannons were fired but the balls from the ships’ guns were stopped by the soft sand-filled palmetto logs. During the conflict a flag commissioned by the colonial government and designed by William Moultrie was shot away and fell down outside the fort. A patriot called Sergeant Jasper rushed out, seized the broken flagstaff, and again set it up on the rampart. General Henry Clinton and his troops landed on an island and was trying to cross to the further end of Sullivan’s Island and were under fire from Americans on the beach. Unexpectedly the water deepened, and the British had to jump aboard their ships to save themselves from drowning. General Henry Clinton ordered a retreat and the fleet also sailed away from Charleston

Battle of Sullivan’s Island – The Liberty Flag aka the Moultrie Flag
The above pictures of the battle show the flag that was designed by Colonel William Moultrie. The flag was commissioned by the colonial government and the design was a blue flag with a white crescent saying LIBERTY on it. The flag became known as the Moultrie flag or the Liberty Flag. Later on during the Revolutionary War in the 1780 siege Charleston was taken by the British and the flag was taken. The ‘Liberty Flag’ was later reclaimed by American forces at the end of the war, the flag was returned to the city of Charleston by General Nathanael Greene.

The Importance and Significance of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island

Significance of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island: The significance of the conflict was that the small force of militia were able to force the retreat of 9 British ships – and the news was spread as propaganda for the Patriot cause.

*Courtesy of Land of the Brave Info

Liberty Flag Flown at Fort Moultrie

Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina Named 5th Most Expensive Beach Town in America

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Coastal Living along with Realtor.com have named its 10 most expensive beach towns in the United States for 2018.? The Lowcountry is proud to say that one of our beaches has made the top 10 in this years survey.

Coming in at #5 is Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina with a median home price of $2.45 Million.

The towns making the top 10 include:

  • #10 – Anna Maria, Florida – Median Home Price:? $1.4 Million
  • #9 – Avalon, New Jersey – Median Home Price:? $1.46 Million
  • #8 – Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts – Median Home Price:? $1.5 Million
  • #7 – Key Biscayne, Florida – Median Home Price:? $1.7 Million
  • #6 – Haleiwa, Hawaii – Median Home Price:? $1.88 Million
  • #5 – Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina – Median Home Price:? $2.45 Million
  • #4 – Nantucket, Massachusetts – Median Home Price:? $3.00 Million
  • #3 -Manhattan Beach, California – Median Home Price: 3.1 Million
  • #2 – Water Mill, New York – Median Home Price:? $3.75 Million
  • #1 – Malibu, California – Median Home Price:? 3.95 Million

Complete Listing and Summary – Coastal Living

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina Opens Today on Sullivan’s Island, SC

Media Release Mex 1 Coastal Cantina Sullivan’s Island Now Open

WHO:???? Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

WHAT:? Thursday, September 8, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina invites you to drop in and chill out as they officially opens on Sullivan’s Island

Beach-goers and foodies alike will be able to enjoy flavorful Baja Mexican food, fresh squeezed margaritas, and infused tequilas as popular West Ashley restaurant, Mex 1, opens its second location in the recently closed SALT at Station 22 building.

The Sullivan’s Island location will be open everyday starting at 11am.

For more information about Mex 1 new Sullivan’s Island location or West Ashley restaurant, visit Mex1Can.com or find them on Facebook at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

2205 Middle Street

Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

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Keys to Personal Happiness – Charleston Style

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

Happy March Charleston.? As we leap into spring and start hearing Jimmy Buffett while laying on the hammock under the sun, we thought we would provide a little insight on the keys to personal happiness.

Surround yourself with good vibes!

Today, I was on Sullivan’s Island Beach with an amazing view of Fort Sumter, sailboats and children playing in the water. That made me happy.? Sunsets on the beach, great conversation, being part of something successful, a cold glass of milk at night, my family, the view of being above the clouds and many many little things encompass my personal happiness. Find the people, places and things that truly give you a good vibe and surround yourself with that each and every day.

Put your life in perspective

The next time you get cut off and curse at the car
The next time a cashier is really slow
The next time someone smokes near you without asking
The next time you get upset or jealous because someone you know has more money, a better car or a better job…Think before you react.

Ask yourself some simple questions that will help put your sour mood in perspective
Do you have your health?
Are you surrounded by family and friends that care about you?
Do you have a career that gives you value?
Do you enjoy the first view of morning dew each day?
Do you enjoy long showers or baths?

These are common luxuries and gifts we are given in our lives. Embrace them.

Make Music an important part of your life

Music is such a critical part of our lives.
It affects mood, attitude and perceptions of love, grief, happiness and depression.
It is the lyrics and music that develops the memories that we carry with us year after year.
As you take a moment and reflect on your childhood and adult life, you find yourself focusing on the music that defined the time. It is that music that captures and stores your memories in a secure box.
Make the music your own and let it be a part of who you are.

Get to know your community

Today I drove by a community garden. For those that do not know, a community garden is a plot of land developed by communities throughout the United States and overseas to provide low cost solutions for plants, fruits and vegetables to help combat the recession. With community members banding together to work in unity to build long term healthy gardens in urban communities, it is a testament to the dedication and caring mentality of those that participate.

Go outside and meet your neighbors. Maybe you know them but haven’t been in touch recently or maybe you hide out to maintain that shy persona. Get to know them. Make them a safety net in keeping the area safe and share in the resources and company they can provide. You will be pleasantly surprised by how many incredible individuals live just a few footsteps away.

Laugh, Cry and Scream once a day!

I would like to paraphrase a legend not only in the world of college basketball but life.
Jimmy Valvano stood in front of millions at the ESPY awards just months before having his life taken from him due to cancer. He told the audience to always laugh, think and cry once a day. There was not a dry eye in the audience.

My spin is simple: Don’t bottle up your emotions. Do not be afraid to express how you feel. Let it out. Whether it be in public or private express the full spectrum of emotions each day. You will feel refreshed, revitalized and brand new each day.

Think about that; the idea of a new YOU every day…Wow. I love it

I hope you walk away with one piece of advise to take away. Soon you will start seeing a difference in how you view life and more importantly, yourself.

 

 

Relax and Let A Fort Moultrie Sunset Take You To Another Place

By Mark A. Leon

Some sunsets are memorable.

Some take your breath away

Some just take you to another place.? A nirvana of peace and tranquility where life is left behind and you are in the most safe haven on Earth.? There are a few places on this Earth that truly take you away and allow you to leave the world behind for just a few minutes while the greatest IMAX in the world takes control of your senses.

Fort Moultrie Beach, hidden just down a dirt road right past the fort is a secluded oceanic paradise where dolphins frolic, ocean life thrives and the sun sets between Sullivan’s and the Cooper River Bridge with precision accuracy.? It is an experience best shared with loved ones.

Come with us as we take you on this photographic journey taken over several Fort Moultrie Beach sunsets.? Let yourself be free in indulge in one of Charleston’s greatest gifts.

Rich blend of colors in the sky with scattered clouds to compliment

Local enjoying the sunlight breaking through the clouds

Blessed with our own version of Stonehenge

fort5The clouds in black and white have a ghostly eeriness

The sun’s center core dropping from the sky behind the row of Palmetto

So tranquil from a distance

Palmetto Sun Dream

Even without color, the view is spectacular

Barge perfectly situated in the water just under the setting sun

Heavenly light shines through the clouds

Blood red/orange sky

The string of clouds and the symmetry in the sky is perfect

A stepping platform of rocks take us far out to the ocean all the way to the setting sun

Take this recommendation to heart, these pictures are memorable and precious, but do not do justice to the feeling of a cool ocean breeze as you watch the sun set to the West and rest for the evening.? If you are lucky, a few friendly dolphins will swim by and say hello.