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St. Helena Island – Beaufort County, South Carolina

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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

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St. Helena Island – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of St. Helena Island, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


The South Carolina Picture Project is a volunteer project which earns no profit. We work hard to ensure its accuracy, but if you see a mistake, please know that it is not intentional and that we are more than happy to update our information if it is incorrect. That said, our goal is to create something positive for our state, so please make your comments constructive if you would like them to be published. Thank you!

2 Comments about St. Helena Island

SCIWAYNo Gravatar 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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