1. This is Dewees – An Introduction to Dewees Island, SC.
2. Dewees Transportation — getting to, from, and around Dewees.
3. Packing for a trip to Dewees.
4. Summer on Dewees. Aerials of fun on the island:
5. A day on Dewees.
6. Walking with the Dewees Island Turtle Team:
7. Loggerhead Turtles make their way to the ocean:
8. Waking up with the Gators:
9. Protecting Dewees’s Shorebirds
This is an educational video for Dewees Island, South Carolina. If we all work together, we can keep our island clean and free of trash. This video tells you about the various garbage systems: recycling, solar cones (composting) fishing line, fishing scraps, etc.
This educational video explains the Dewees Island philosophy of living in harmony with nature as it pertains to one of our most visible predators: the American Alligator. Learn about crabbing and fishing guidelines which can help keep people and alligators safe.
Fishing on Dewees can be very rewarding. We serve as stewards of the island environment and practice our “tread lightly” philosophy, taking only what we need for the next meal and using “catch and release” techniques.
8. Here is a very brief video overview of what to look for when you are volunteering for the Dewees Turtle Team. Only those permitted by SCDNR can probe for and relocate nests, but everybody can volunteer to help look for tracks on the beach. This video shows you what the tracks look like and what else to look for on the beach, and gives you an idea of what field signs to take note of.
Please contact Judy Fairchild if you would like to be a volunteer walker for our island Turtle Team.
If you find turtle tracks that have note been crossed out, please call Gary McGraw, the head of the Dewees Turtle Team.
This educational video has some crabbing basics and some guidelines specific to Dewees Island. Learn about alligator safety, crab dock etiquette, preferred bait, and South Carolina harvest limits. We take only enough for one meal so that we can continue to harvest crabs for years to come.
10. Dancing with Dolphins (as seen on the Dewees Ferry)
Judy worked with ferry Deckhand Dillon Smith to create the following video. It shows dolphins frolicking in the Dewees Ferries’s bow and stern wakes. We love when the dolphin rolls on her side to look at us.
11. Check out the new Nature Center at the Landings Building — that’s the first building you see when you arrive at the Ferry Dock. This video by Judy Drew Fairchild gives you a taste of the New Nature Center. The new Center officially opened on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend 2009.
Dewees Oral History Project
A) In 2008, the Archives Committee of Dewees Island initiated an oral history project. The first informal conversation was filmed on the porch of Bobby and Janet Kennedy’s house. Jim Cochrane, author of Dewees Island’s history, interviewed two property owners who have longstanding personal and family connections to the island. The video has been edited and is approximately one hour in length.
As it is a large internet file, the video takes a little time to load. You will see the menu bar appear after the load is finished.
You can access the web site by clicking this hyperlink: Dewees Archives Oral History Project – Bobby and Janet Kennedy
B) Dewees Oral History Interview with the McIntyres