Sandy Island Tour 6: Ballast Bricks

Title

Sandy Island Tour 6: Ballast Bricks

Contributor

The Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University

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Date

6-19-2018

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Description

This video is the final part of a six-part video series showing a tour of Sandy Island recorded on June 19th, 2018. This clip shows a wooded area with vehicles parked in the shade. As the tour bus rides through, the tour guide teaches the tourist about ballast bricks. During the 18th and 19th centuries, ballast bricks were used on trading ships to balance and keep them from capsizing. They were discarded on islands when picking up more cargo, which explains their presence on Sandy Island.

Subject

Forest plants--South Carolina;South Carolina--Swamp plants;Sandy Island (S.C.)

Keywords

Forest plants, Parked cars, Bricks, Ballast Bricks

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Copyright © The Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University. All rights reserved. For more information contact The Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 29526.

Sandy Island Tour 6: Ballast Bricks

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