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Harbor Island sea glass??

by Zyg
(Leeds, MA, USA)

Harbor Island, North Carolina

Harbor Island, North Carolina

Zyg's Question:

I will be vacationing on Harbor Island S.C. end of June.

I've never been.

Does anyone know where there might be great finds for "glassin" in the area?


Our Comments:

As you can see from the following description of Harbor Island, it doesn't appear to be a real good choice for sea glass. Why? Low-lying and marshy islands have deep deposits of silt (mud) and sand. Any objects on the beach tend to get buried deeply.

Not only that, with no rocks to wear at the glass, it takes a long time to become frosted and rounded - and that also requires long exposure near the surface of the beach.

That being said, these islands along the Carolinas and south are notorious grounds of old shipwrecks, so there is ALWAYS a possibility of some kind of a good find.

David - Odyssey

Harbor Island, South Carolina
(From Wikipedia)

Harbor Island is a small resort island located 14 miles (22 km) east of Beaufort, South Carolina. It is one of the Carolina Sea Islands.

The majority of the island is tidal marsh, though approximately 800 acres (3.2 km2) of upland acreage exist on the northeastern portions of the island.

The island was uninhabited and used primarily as hunting grounds until the 1930s, when U.S. Highway 21 was constructed to connect St. Helena Island with Hunting Island State Park.

A swing drawbridge carry crossing the Harbor River connects the island to St. Helena Island towards the west. A small causeway crossing Johnson Creek connects Harbor Island with Hunting Island towards the south.

Development on Harbor Island remained scarce until The Fripp Company (developers of nearby Fripp Island) purchased the majority of land on the island and developed a gated residential and resort community. Small scale commercial development exists along U.S. 21.

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