SINHG with Us

SINHG with Us, a weekly summary of SINHG trips

SINHG Goes Fishing
Members of SINHG visited the Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery on Wadmalaw Island on Tuesday. Hatchery guide, Roman Crumpton, discussed the research and study being done there on the Atlantic sturgeon, red drum and other fish species and the efforts of the Hatchery staff in restoring fish and shellfish habitat in coastal and freshwater systems of the low country.

A nature walk provided an opportunity to enjoy some of the beauty found on the Hatcher’s 31 acres of live oak, Spanish moss, and marsh. Lunch and a wine tasting capped off the trip at the Deep Water Vineyard down the road. The winery features 100% South Carolina grown and bottled wines made from local muscadine grapes as well as blends made from chardonnay and cabernet grapes sourced from California.

All together it was a wonderful few hours together exploring the riches of neighboring Wadmalaw Island.

-Gail Azain on behalf of SINHG

SINHG Tours Calhoun Mansion
SINHG members were treated recently to a Grand Tour of Charleston’s fabled Calhoun Mansion, led by Museum and House Director Frank Villalta, who has worked for the mansion’s current owners for thirty years. The two-hour tour covered all five floors of the 24,000-square-foot home and its eclectic collection of antiques, artwork and statuary from nearly every era of human endeavor amassed by the mansion’s present owners. One SINHG member on the tour described the mansion as “somewhere between an antiques shop, an art gallery, a museum and a treasure chest.” The tour ended on the mansion’s widow’s walk, where members enjoyed a panorama of downtown Charleston and the harbor.

(Photos by Frank Stare and Norm Powers)

Frank Stare on behalf of SINHG

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-Submitted by Norm Powers

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