Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Folly Beach is a 6-mile long island near the Charleston, SC, peninsula. Cusabo Indians frequented the island until the 17th century and 22,000 Union troops occupied Morris and Folly Islands during the Civil War. In the early 1900's families began building homes on the island and the town was incorporated in 1936.
George Gershwin wrote "Porgy and Bess" while staying on the island one summer. Other entertainers, including Guy Lombardo and Tommy Dorsey, performed at Folly Beach's Atlantic Boardwalk. Fire destroyed the Boardwalk in the mid-1950's, but it was rebuilt in 1960 and called Ocean Plaza. Another fire in 1977 destroyed the Plaza.
The Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier now occupies that central location on the beach. It is 23 feet above sea level, 25 feet wide, and extends 1.045 feet into the Atlantic. It is the second longest pier on the east coast.
This image was taken in 2008, as the tide was receding leaving the reflecting pool.
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