This channel of water along the East Coast hugs the banks of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Bluffton, and Daufuskie Island. African Americans survived off this expansive water­way by fishing and shrimping. With their homemade sailboats and other vessels, they traveled the waterway to the mainland and to Savannah to sell their catches and other crops they grew. Today the waterway still provides a bounty for commercial fishermen and exciting adventures for recreational boaters.

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