Sullivans Island, South Carolina, USA

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Hello friends!

It has been a while since I have posted something. I hope you had a wonderful chritmas! And of course Ialso wish you a wonderful new year 2013!! May all your wishes come true!

So here goes now a lovely card from the US! Thanks a lot Dianna!!

Sullivan’s Island is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, at the entrance to Charleston Harbor. The population was 1,911 at the 2000 census. It is the site of a major battle of the American Revolution at Fort Sullivan (Now Fort Moultrie) on June 28, 1776. Sullivan’s Island was the point of entry for approximately 40 percent of the enslaved Africans brought to British North America, and has been likened to Ellis Island.[3] As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Sullivans Island is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it (27.11%) is water.

The Ben Sawyer Bridge connects Sullivan’s Island to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. A bridge spanning Breach Inlet connects it to Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

On September 23, 1989, Hurricane Hugo came ashore near Sullivan’s Island; few people were prepared for the destruction that followed in its wake. The eye of the hurricane passed directly over Sullivan’s Island. The Ben Sawyer Bridge was a casualty of the hurricane. The swing bridge broke free of its locks, and before the storm was over, one end of the bridge was in the water and the other was pointing skyward. Sullivan’s Island Police Chief, Jack Lilien, was the last person to leave the island before the bridge gave way.

A wonderful postcard!!

I send love!

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