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Sullivans Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Buoyant Mine

 
 
Buoyant Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. Buoyant Mine Marker
Inscription. Mines came into use at the turn of the century as part of a new system of seacoast defense. A minefield could be laid in the main ship channel in time of war and remain harmless until electrically detonated from Fort Moultrie. The minefield, however, had to be protected from minesweepers by rapid-fire batteries such as Bingham and McCorkle.
 
Location. 32° 45.529′ N, 79° 51.385′ W. Marker is in Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Poe Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the cannon walk, stop eight, on the tour of Fort Moultrie. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder) (here, next to this marker); Battery Jasper (a few steps from this marker); 8-inch Parrott (200 Pounder) (a few steps from this marker); Coastal Defense: The Endicott System (a few steps from this marker); 7-Inch Brooke Rifle, Triple Banded (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Columbiad, Rifled and Banded (within shouting distance of this marker); 10-Inch Columbiad (Rodman)
Buoyant Mine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. Buoyant Mine and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); This is Sullivan's Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sullivans Island.
 
Categories. Military
 
Buoyant Mine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. Buoyant Mine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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