Turtle Patrol Report for the Week Ending May 28

Nesting season is ramping up as the Turtle Patrol doubled its total nest count over the past week.

Saturday, May 22

Bill and Pat Greubel found a crawl about 200 yards south of Boardwalk 2. Bill probed and found Nest 6 with 134 big eggs, which were relocated above the high tide line in the dunes behind the original nest.

Wednesday, May 26

Zone 1 walkers, Leslie and Tony Gore and Susan and Bill Miller, called in the first crawl about 300 yards south of the Camp St. Christopher vehicle entrance. Mike Vinson probed and found Nest 7, which was left in situ. 

Zone 3 walkers Judy Morr, Kathy Thompson, and Kathy Hanson called to report another crawl between Boardwalks 2 and 3. Sandy MacCoss and Jane Magioncalda probed and found a small and very shallow nest of 74 eggs. The intact eggs in Nest 8 were relocated above the high tide line near Nest 6.

Thursday, May 27

Zone 2 walkers JoAnne Lewis, Kathy Noel, and Nancy Chomel called in a crawl two houses north of the club. Jane Magioncalda and Sandy MacCoss responded and found Nest 9 with 126 eggs. The nest was moved back and closer to Boardwalk 6. 

Friday, May 28

Zone 4 got in on the action with Nest 10. J-Anna Smith, Anna Wechter and Annaliese Dorante called with a crawl 50 yards north of Boardwalk 1. Bill Greubel responded and found the nest which was able to be left in situ.

For more information about turtles and the Turtle Patrol, go to siturtlepatrol.com  

-Submitted by Joshua Shilko

June at The Gibbes Museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art
 has exciting happenings coming this June! Please see below for events and exhibitions rolling out in upcoming weeks.


Virtual Curator-Led Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection with Becca Hiester
June 3
Guests can explore the Gibbes’ permanent collection with the Director of Education and Programs, Becca Hiester. The tour will be streamed through Facebook Live @theGibbesMuseum and is free and open to the public.
Price: Free

The Art of Black and White (HOLGA) Photography with Kevin Foltz
June 5, 6, 12 & 13
Redux Contemporary Art Center is collaborating with the Gibbes for this specially tailored two-weekend photography workshop. Participants will have the full experience of film photography using a medium format HOLGA camera and a guided tour of the Gibbes’ photography collection. Following the tour, students will take photos, process film and make prints in Redux’s darkroom. Students will need to bring their own HOLGA 120N Medium Format Film Camera for this workshop.
Price: $435 members | $545 non-members *member pricing applies to Gibbes and Redux members

Virtual Storytime at the Gibbes
June 17
In partnership with the Charleston County Public Library, the Gibbes is hosting a virtual storytime inspired by temporary special exhibitions and works in the permanent collection. The storytime will air on Facebook Live @theGibbesMuseum and is free and open to the public.

Art of Jazz
June 23
As Charleston’s main visual arts museum, the Gibbes Museum of Art boasts a permanent collection that takes visitors from the colonial era through to the present. For the summer, the museum is partnering with Charleston Jazz for the Art of Jazz series featuring original compositions inspired by the works on view. The concert dates are; June 23, July 21 and Aug. 25 all from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Price: $30 Members | $40 Non-Members

Pop-up Delights with Past Visiting Artist Jen Swearington
June 26
Jen Swearington, a past Artist-in-Residence at the Gibbes, will lead this pop-up workshop. Jen has traveled to more than a dozen countries for several month-long international artist residencies in Bulgaria, Mexico, Finland, and Greece. On these adventures, she filled sketchbooks with drawings and created “Homeward,” her ongoing series of carousel pop-up books and “Shadow House” architectural papercut sculptures. She will instruct participants to create a range of amazing structures from cards, to a multi-layered accordion-fold diorama within a hard-cover book during this in-person session.
Price: $85 members | $100 non-members

Special Exhibitions:

Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection
April 30 – October 3, 2021
Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection will showcase 60 exceptional and rare prints amassed by Charleston collector, Motte Alston Read, and his sister, Mary Read Hume Simms of New Orleans, during the first decades of the 20th century, a period often referred to as the “Golden Age” of print collecting. The Read-Simms Collection was donated to the Gibbes in 1947 and reflects the full range of popular print subjects by master Ukiyo-e artists of the Edo period, from dramatic Kabuki theater actors, portrayed by Suzuki Harunobu and Tōshūsai Sharaku in the 18th century, to vibrant landscapes by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai in the 19th century.

Japonisme in Charleston: Alice Smith and Her Circle
April 30 – October 3, 2021
Japonisme is a French term coined to describe the craze for Japanese art and design that first gripped the West in the late nineteenth century. In a companion exhibition to Lasting Impressions, the wave of enthusiasm for the Japanese aesthetic in Charleston will be explored through the works of native artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith who was one of many American artists to react to the western dissemination of Japanese prints. A close friend and neighbor of collector Motte Alston Read, Smith had unfettered access to Read’s growing library of Japanese prints and she studied them intently. A watercolor specialist and one of Charleston’s most prolific artists, Smith discovered a shared reverence for nature in the work of Japanese artists, which greatly impacted her artistic trajectory. Japonisme in Charleston: Alice Smith and her Circle will feature works by Smith and other Charleston artists who embraced the tenets and techniques of Japanese art.

Charleston Collects: Devotion and Fantasy, Witchcraft and the World’s End
Through June 27, 2021
This exhibition is a selection of art curated by Lawrence Goedde, Ph.D., professor of art history at the University of Virginia. The collection, which is comprised of objects created in the Low Countries and Germany between 1440 and 1590, showcases a world of contradictions and unease—whether the subject is a troubled Virgin Mary contemplating her young son, or a menacing group of malevolent figures inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, or Albrecht Dürer’s famous scenes from Revelations.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum of Art

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Stars & Guitars – Reunited July 2
    A Lowcountry summer tradition returns to Boone Hall Plantation, as 103.5 WEZL presents Stars and Guitars-Reunited, Friday July 2, 2021. Headlining this summer’s event will be Dustin Lynch, Travis Denning, Tenille Arts, and Taylor Castro.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ June 19
    Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall. Grounds admission and Audio Tour are included in the ticket price. Prosecco will be served from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. All COVID-19 safety precautions are in place.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Drayton Hall Summer Camp for ages 8 – 10 July 12 – 15
    An unforgettable summer science and history camp at Charleston’s oldest home. Participants will enjoy daily nature and landscape walks, learn about science and archaeology through hands-on STEAM-based activities, and explore the history of the plantation and the lives of its many residents.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Ag + Art Tour June 5 & 6
    The Farm at Middleton Place is proud to be participating in this year’s South Carolina Ag + Art Tour. This free event will include tours of The Farm, live music, food for purchase and the beautiful work of local artisans.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine on the Piazza – Edmondston Alston House June 10
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor. Entry times are staggered to allow for social distancing.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Distinguished Speakers Series: Tiya Miles June 10
    Middleton Place Foundation in partnership with the International African American Museum and the Harvard Peabody Museum invites you to join author Tiya Miles for a discussion about her latest book,  All That She Carried. This extraordinary book traces the life of Ashley’s sack handed down through three generations of Black women. It is a poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds.
    The 6:30 pm Zoom webinar is free, however, registration is required.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Junior Historian Summer Camp for ages 8 and up July 12 – 16
    Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Lowcountry rice plantation. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science and art.
    Click here for additional information.

Tidelines Editors

Update from the SI Dolphin Education Program

The Seabrook Island Dolphin Education Program is a field-based program designed to engage and educate beachgoers while reducing human disturbances to the local dolphin population. Under contract with the Town of Seabrook Island, the program is managed by the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN), and relies on the support of citizen volunteers. Educators are present at Captain Sams Inlet each day during the peak tourist season to interact with beachgoers and collect valuable data about strand feeding activities. LMMN coordinates a similar program in the Town of Kiawah Island.

Several new volunteers were on the beach on Monday afternoon for a training session with Lauren Rust, Executive Director of LMMN. Pictured from left to right: Lynn Lillibridge, Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth, Susan Soden, Lauren Rust (LMMN), Laura Simpson and Julie Mulvaney.

Residents who are interested in volunteering with the Town of Seabrook Island’s Dolphin Education program may click here to download the Dolphin Education Program Volunteer Application form.

​​For more information, please contact LMMN by email at info@lmmn.org or by phone at (843) 991-6953.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

Take Your Yoga Practice Outside at Bohicket Marina Village

Bohicket Marina Village Lawn

Find your zen with a slow flow yoga practice overlooking the water at Bohicket Marina Village.

This multi-level class will move the body through sun salutations, balance postures and floor-based stretches designed to invigorate the body and calm the mind.

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Bohicket Marina Village condo lawn
Maximum:15 people
Parking:Park at Bohicket Marina. Walk down the boardwalk and cross onto the lawn at the 4th condo building and then walk to the large lawn area at the 5th condo building.
Sponsored by Bohicket Marina Village

If you are interested in being on the email distribution list, please notify Natasha Stevens at noo.stevens@gmail.com.

-Submitted by Nancy Brown

A Note from Bohicket Marina

Tidelines learned recently that there was some concern in our community about changes at Bohicket Marina. We thought you would appreciate hearing from the new owner at Bohicket Marina directly. His letter is below.

Dear Seabrook friends and neighbors:

Greetings from Bohicket Marina!  Our team has been hard at work throughout the spring season getting the marina in “ship-shape”, and we are looking forward to a great Memorial Day weekend on the water!

As you may have heard, the marina was recently approached by a local “watersports” business who had operated in years past at Bohicket, and who were hopeful to re-engage to be a part of this “new chapter” for Bohicket that will bring new life into the marina.

Prior to formalizing any agreement, our ownership recently became aware of a significant sentiment from the community that the particular operations proposed are not fully in keeping with the delicate balance the stakeholders along the waterfront have worked hard over many years to achieve.  

Thus, as new owners of Bohicket, we did not hesitate to make the decision to stand shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors on this issue, and we notified the watersports business that we would not be willing or able to host their operations. 

Despite being prepared to open on short notice, the business owners accepted that times have changed since they last operated in this area, and they have agreed to move on.  They were extremely professional and honorable despite their disappointment, and we do wish them the very best in all of their future endeavors.  

Seabrookers can rest easy that we will always do our best to support our neighbors!

We hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day holiday, and we look forward to seeing you on the waterfront soon!

Mike Shuler
Bohicket Marina & Market

Tidelines Editors

CCPL: Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors

Sunday, June 6, 2021
5:30 pm
Streaming virtually
on the Charleston County Public Library Zoom server

In partnership with Charleston Jewish Federation Remember Program, CCPL presents a diverse panel representing the Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors. Join us as we hear from descendants of Holocaust survivors, who offer personal accounts of the continuing impact of the Holocaust and recount the stories of survivors.

Click here to register for the meeting. The staff member hosting the program will confirm your registration by the day of the program. At this time you will receive an email containing the meeting link. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Karli at gallagherk@ccpl.org

-Submitted by Charleston County Public Library

Reminder: SI Artists Guild Show & Sale – Today, May 28

Seabrook Island Artists Guild Memorial Weekend Show & Sale
Friday, May 28, 2021
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Freshfields Village, On the Green

Get the summer started by coming to see and enjoy the creative spirit of our local artists.

A diverse mix of media will be offered for viewing and for purchase. This event promises to be a beautiful display of art pieces – traditional and abstract oil paintings, watercolors and pastels capturing the beauty of the lowcountry.

SIAG is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with close to 100 artists from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island. Please click here for more information on the Guild events, workshops, and membership.

-Submitted by Sharon Peck, SIAG

(Image credit: SIAG)

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and we look forward to welcoming summer visitors. As we all know, traffic can get congested at the gate as visitors arrive to spend their summer holiday on Seabrook Island.

Gate House May 2019

Data collected reveals that the peak hours of visitor arrivals are from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the Saturdays of the holiday weekend. During those times, visitor pass volume may be over 100 vehicles per hour!

If you are expecting personal or rental guests, please expedite their arrival by using the FastAccess system. Click here to see the Tidelines article with further information.

You might want to avoid entering the gate over Memorial Day weekend during the peak hours between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Remember: Be prepared. Be patient.

Tidelines Editors

Do You Know…? Locations of Public Boardwalks

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Do you know… there are eight beach access points on Seabrook Island?

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful beach with plenty of access points to it. There are nine boardwalks going to the beach and eight coming back from the beach. Boardwalk 3 starts from the beach and forks into Boardwalks 3A and 3B on the road.

Boardwalks 1 and 2 start on Oyster Catcher Court. For Boardwalk 1, you have to go through the SIPOA Oyster Catcher Community Center Parking Lot. On the map below, Boardwalks 1, 2, and the path from the Ocean Point Subdivision appear to intersect in the sand. It looks like this because the boardwalk is built over the dunes.

Please note that Boardwalk 8 does not have access to or from the beach due to high tide events. There is a sitting area at the top of the hill, but there are no longer stairs to the beach.

The rest of the boardwalks start on various places on Seabrook Island Road. For a larger printable map, click here.


The SIPOA boardwalks are all numbered with plenty of public access to them. If a boardwalk isn’t numbered, it is a private walkway and will not give you access to the road from the beach or to the beach from the road.

People with mobility issues can use Boardwalks 1 and 9. To use the road next to Boardwalk 1 in order to get to the handicap parking, you must call the Security Gate to have them unlock the barrier across the road. Boardwalk 1 is also the location of beach wheelchairs for people with mobility issues. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Boardwalk 9 also has handicap parking near the boardwalk itself.

Parking at the Community Center lot for Boardwalk 1 requires a black and white barcode SIPOA decal, a Property Owner Pass, or an authorized pass for a special event, the absence of which could result in a parking citation and violation assessment.

Property owners should share this information with visitors and rental guests. Our Do You Know…? posts may be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website.

Tidelines Editors

(Map courtesy of Town of Seabrook Island and Seabrook Island Real Estate)

Memorial Day 2021 Weekend Holiday Hours

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of our country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize veterans who sacrificed their lives for our country. 

Let us enjoy this weekend with our families and friends while being grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

The holiday hours for the Memorial Day Weekend 2021 are as follows:

SIPOA Offices are normally closed on Saturdays and Sundays, and will be closed all day on Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Day holiday. They will reopen Tuesday, June 1. Check sipoa.org for office hours.

Town of Seabrook Island Offices are normally closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  In addition, they will also be closed on Monday, May 31, for the holiday. They will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, with normal hours. Check townofseabrook.org for office hours.

Vincent’s Pharmacy is normally closed on Sundays and they will also be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. They will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, with normal hours.

Post and Computer Center is normally closed on Sundays. In addition, they will also be closed on Monday, May 31, for the holiday.  They will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, with normal hours

Harris Teeter will be open all weekend, including Memorial Day, with normal hours from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm daily.

Trash pickup will run as usual on Monday, May 31.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: Old Farmer’s Almanac)