A Slideshow of Images arranged by Fallon N. Green
A lovely photo of a now gone fish pond that existed on Roupelmonde Plantation (aka Ferry Plantation) on Port Royal Island, S.C. Shows three passengers and one rower in a typical St. Helena flat-bottomed Bateaux. The Bateaux was the main form of transportation for planters and slaves in antebellum Beaufort. The bateaux as a form of transport will continue in Beaufort all the way up to the early 1970s.
The oldest church in Beaufort, Tabernacle was formed during the Civil War Occupation of Beaufort. Its first pastor was a man by the name of Solomon Peck. The building before then belonged to The Beaufort Baptist Church but was purchased by the following four men, Renty Fields, June Harris, James Snipes and Cornelius Singleton, for the purpose of worship. It is also the site where Harriet Tubman and Colonel James Montgomery planned the Combahee Ferry Raid.