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Fripp Island; A Cultured Island Steeped in History

Fripp IslandFripp Island, one of the most characteristic spots in South Carolina’s Sea Islands, is steeped in a rich history spanning the ages. Among the most remote and seaward of the Sea Islands, this tiny island community of only 3,000 acres off the coast of South Carolina is a year round destination for vacationers and locals alike.

Though Native Americans inhabited the Island for thousands of years prior, Fripp Island was first discovered by Europeans in the early 17th century. Fripp Island was named for the British Captain Johannes Fripp, charged with protecting Carolina from Spanish attacks throughout the mid-17th century. Pirates of the era are also suspected to have buried treasure off its shores, which is rumored undiscovered to this day. For about 200 years, the island mostly remained nothing more than a quiet private hunting range.

It wasn’t until World War II, Fripp Island real estate was seen as extremely valuable for defending American shores from Germany U-boats. The island hosted and housed mounted beach patrol from 1942 to the end of the war in 1945. For the hunters which frequented the island before the Coast Guard occupation, the remaining barracks following the war were welcome additions. They served as perfect hunting huts, serving as both shelter and camouflage.

It wasn’t until 1961 builders began developing Fripp Island real estate and in 1963 a bridge to the mainland was completed. This made the island much more accessible and ‘user-friendly.’ Today there are less than 1,500 privately owned homes and villas on the island. But there are more consistently under construction over the past decade and Fripp Island real estate is booming.

The rich history of Fripp Island has only contributed to the historic charm visitors enjoy. Enjoying everything from bird watching to beach going and sailing, Fripp Island is a vacationer’s dream. The mild winters, colorful falls and amazing summers beckon travelers from around the world to this historic and charming island any time of year.

SC Sea Islands Investor Hot Spot

Coastal South CarolinaThe South Carolina Sea Islands are a great place to own real estate. This is thanks in great part to the laundry list of activity the area offers and the tourism that follows. With so much to do pack onto some of the most relaxing barrier islands in the country, vacationers and residents alike will be hard pressed to run out of things to, do day or night.

The subtropical climate off the South Carolina lowlands is conducive to outdoor activity year round. In particular, Fripp Island- among the southernmost South Carolina Sea Islands- has a versatile list of options to partake in no matter what time of year. Averaging no colder than sixty degrees during the ‘cold’ months, any time of year is beautiful outdoors.

Offering vacationers’ access to the choice of two golf courses, 10 tennis courts and a total of six pools, this tiny, 3,000 acre Barrier Island is quite accommodating. And for those who like to slow the pace down and take it all in, there is some great bird and nature watching on the 3 ½ mile stretch of wildlife beach sanctuary. Companies also offer various salt and fresh water fishing charters.

And with about hundreds of rental units, Fripp Island is not only a vacationer’s playground, but also can be an investor’s potential golden egg. Not only is South Carolina real estate among the least volatile in the nation, the area around Fripp Island has witnessed the largest increases in the entire state throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2014, with nearly 14% average returns.

Income (or investment) property is among the most passive ways to generate return on real estate investment. Renting out a unit allows you to more quickly payoff your lien to increase your net worth. And there is little else an investor could ask for than income property in tourist destinations to maximize occupancy.

Homemade Peach Cobbler

Homemade Peach Cobbler

 

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This peach cobbler receipe is over 40 years old and has been published in several church cookbooks. Fresh peaches, if available, are perfect in this receipe but if you cannot find them, a jar of peaches will do. Use the following ingredients.

4 to 5 fresh peaches or a jar of peaches
1 cup of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
¾ cup of milk regular
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of fresh grated nutmeg
You also need ½ cup of light brown sugar.

Peel, cut, and slice your fresh peaches. Place peaches and the extra ½ cup of light brown sugar n micro able safe dish and warm until sugar is melted. Sprinkle this with 2/3 of the cinnamon and nutmeg spices. Mix, heat oven to 350 F Place the stick of the unsalted butter in 9 x 12 glass ovenproof dish and melt. Mix the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and the remaining 1/3 of spices together, add the 3/4 cup of milk. Stir. Add the batter to the melted butter in large 9 X 12 ovenproof dish, do not stir. Place peaches in the center of batter, do not stir. You can sprinkle a little of cinnamon over the top of the batter. Do not cover dish. Batter will cover peaches when it bakes. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until top is medium brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. Enjoy!

I also have added two great Corn Chowder receipes. One from scratch and the other from a dried pack of mixture. Like my blog and these are the next receipes that I will post.

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Newspaper article deals with Fripp family

Lowcountry History
by Gerhard Spieler

Published 2nd March 1982

 English friends of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Fourton, of Fripp Island, recently sent a newspaper clipping headed “Arthur started something with his family research.” The article had been published in the Evening Echo, of Bournemouth, England, on Oct. 23, 1981, and even Included a photo of Tidalholm, on the Old Point of Beaufort.
 The Evening Echo article dealt mainly with the genealogical researches of Arthur Fripp, a retired auctioneer, In Rowland Hills, Wimborne: “The great Fripp taunt began two years ago when Mr. Fripp’s daughter Patricia, whose public speaking tours of America earn her 1,000 dollars a lecture, asked her father about their ancestors.”
 Being In America at the time, Patricia Fripp telephoned eight Fripps listed in a South Carolina telephone directory. A correspondence began which “revealed that one John Fripp, of Bristol, had emigrated to Carolina with his son in the late 17th century, bought a plantation on Edisto Island in 1696 and that the family had gone on to control nine plantations with 300 slaves.”
 The article continued to relate how Charles II had granted Fripp’s Island “to Captain Fripp the pirate as a reward for his help in the successful defence of Beaufort, South Carolina, against the marauding French and Spanish during the battles for the colonies.”
 A deeding of Fripp Island to Captain Fripp by Charles II of England has never been substantiated by any historical source. However, it is known that “John Ffripp” on May 12, 1698, “his Marke for Cattle & Hoggs which. is a Cropp & a Hole.in ye right Ear and a Cropp and a Slitt in ye Left” for his livestock on Edisto Island. The first mention of Fripp Island was in Governor Blake’s records which read “ffebry 6, 1695/96. This Day came Richard Benett of ffripps island & recorded his mark for Cattle & Hoggs as followeth halfe of ye Eares off & Two peaces cut out.”
 It should be noted that the name of “Johannes Fripp” the privateer is essentially the same as “John Ffripp” the Edisto planter and the first of the American Fripps. There is a similar story about Captain Mongin, an early settler of Daufuskie Island, which is just as difficult to document, concerning a royal grant to a British sea captain.
 John Fripp, whose first mention was on Edisto Island, purchased his first tract of land on St. Helena Island in 1707. In 1724, he purchased an additional 480 acres. By 1860, his sons and descendants owned about twenty plantations, encompassing 12,000 acres of land on St. Helena and neighbouring islands. William Fripp, Sr. owned 3,472 acres; Captain John Fripp had 2,210 acres, in addition to a large tract of Hunting Island, used as a game preserve and for hunting.
 The Fripp family was partly Episcopalian and partly Baptist. According to Davidson, in his book The Last Foray, “it was said that whenever Captain John Fripp made a donation to (the Episcopal ‘White Chapel’), his brother, ‘Good Billy’ Fripp made a larger one to the Baptists whose brick meeting house was more commodious and more substantial if somewhat less aesthetically successful.”
 Some of the Fripp plantations on St Helena Island mentioned in U.S. Treasury Department records during the War Between the States included Oliver Fripp’s plantation, Thomas B. Fripp’s plantation (“Tom B”), Hamilton Fripp’s plantation and John Fripp’s ‘Big House’ plantation.
 All of the plantations named above were confiscated by the U.S. government for “non-payment of taxes” during the War Between the States.
 Which still leaves unanswered the question of where the privateer Captain Johannes Fripp fits into the Fripp Family chronicle.

Southern Meatloaf & Fresh Corn

Southern Meatloaf & Fresh Corn

I am writing about my “Southern Meatloaf” which is gluten-free but taste great. If you don’t want to make gluten-free, all you need to do is use regular items where I use gluten-free items. My grandchildren love the recipe and don’t even know that it is g-free. I think that they like it so much because it’s sweet! The ingreclients are as follows:

2 lbs. of ground meat (1lb chuck and 1 lb sirloin)

1 cup Red Mill g-free rolled oats

¼ teaspoon of thyme

2 teaspoons of freeze dried chives

2 teaspoons of fresh cracked black pepper

2 eggs (beaten)

½ cup of regular milk (almond milk can be used if you cannot have regular milk)

¼ cup of light brown sugar

½ cup Amy’s gluten-free ketchup

¼ cup of Boars Head g-free honey mustard

Mix all of above in large bowl and place in large 9×12 heat proof glass container. Top with ½ of the following mixture keep the other half for later.

1/3 cup of light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of g-free Board Head honey mustard, and

3 tablespoon of g-free Amy’s ketchup ( Mix together)

Stir together and spread ½ on meatloaf top, cover meatloaf with parchment paper, and then aluminum foil. The parchment keeps the tomato product off the foil. Preheat oven to 375 F and cook for approximately 1 hour remove paper and foil then add remainder of topping place back in oven for 15 to 20 minutes until topping lightly brown. Hope you like this meat loaf, I’ve included a picture. You can add sautee veggies that have been grated, such as carrots, parnips, zucchini, or yellow squash to have more fiber. I would not add more than ½ cup total of all. If you have any questions, like my blog and I will be glad to answer any questions.

Fresh Sweet Corn

This is a great veggie to have with your meatloaf. You can steam it, or boil it or grill it. Roll in melted unsalted butter and fresh ground black pepper and sprinkle with a little sugar! Another way to have corn on the cob is after you cook it, while hot, coat with sour cream and roll in Mexican Quesco Fresco cheese. Yummy! Another way is to cover with unsalted butter while hot and drizzle fresh honey over it. Delieous! Next time, I will give you my corn chowder recipe and fritters. For a sweet treat, my peach cobbler. It was published in several church cookbooks!

 

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History of Fripp Island

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In the days of yore, this majestic 3,000-acre island was a popular oasis for world explorers and a quiet retreat for treasure hunting pirates who sailed the seas preying on ships of all nations. Because of its reputation for being a pirate hideaway, stories about Blackbeard, pictured above, and his buried treasure on the island still persist.

History did not record a name for Fripp Island until the 17th Century when the island was deeded to Captain Johannes Fripp, a swashbuckling privateer, who like other letter-of-marquee men and pirates of that time, sailed the Seven Seas in search of gold and treasures. Captain Fripp was a big powerful man whose reputation as a skillful sea warrior marked him as a fearful foe. For reasons unknown, Captain Fripp never gained the notoriety of Blackbeard and other scurrilous pirates of the time being a privateer of sorts made it possible for Captain Fripp to take sides with any nations paying the highest price for his services. England needed all the help she could get at the time, so King Charles of England made Captain Fripp an offer he couldn’t refuse.

It proved to be a good arrangement for both England and Captain Fripp. Fripp was given the responsibility of defending the British encampment located in nearby Beaufort against marauding Spanish and French, a task accomplished successfully. With the French and Spanish unable to penetrate the English stronghold in Beaufort, the English had time to further reinforce the coastal defenses of Beaufort. On behalf of England, King Charles officially deeded this island to Captain Johannes Fripp.

The island became known as Fripp’s Island. Captain Fripp settled there, married a woman by the name of Martha Scott and had a family. The Fripps became one of the wealthy southern families prior to the Civil War. Unfortunately, most of the records of the Fripp family were destroyed when the courthouse burned during the Civil War. Several descendants and namesakes of Captain Fripp still live in the Beaufort area.
Development of Fripp began in 1961. Before then, the island served as a favorite hunting and fishing spot. In 1963, the half-mile access bridge was built to connect Fripp and Hunting Islands. By 1971, Ocean Point Golf Links had opened and the first homes had appeared. The Fripp Company, Inc., purchased the island’s undeveloped land and amenities in 1991. During the next decade, more than 20 million dollars in capital improvements were completed. In January of 2001, the Fripp Island Company, LLC purchased the amenities and some undeveloped land.

On January 31, 2003, the Fripp Group, Inc., purchased Springtide Village at Fripp, LLC. The purchase included over 7 acres of property along with the Fripp Island Real Estate Co., the visitors’ welcome center building at the entrance to Fripp Island, SpringTide Market, Mangos retail space and Channel 7 cable television (L.O.C.). In addition, the acquisition included the corporate office buildings and miscellaneous support facilities for the Fripp Island Company, LLC, owners of Fripp Island Resort.

The principals of the Fripp Group, Inc., are committed to the positive development and improvement of Fripp Island properties and amenities on behalf of all residents and property owners on the wonderful island we call home. Fripp Island Real Estate

Fripp Island South Carolina

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

Fripp Island Real Estate residences available for sale invites you, where each real estate agent focuses on Fripp Island and also Harbor Island homes, vacation homes and lot’s available for sale, several with coastline front, sea front and waterside views as well as are just mins far from top quality coastlines, angling, golfing on the difficult Fripp Island fairway, dinning and also boating. We are the only property company on Fripp Island and manage more than 80 percent of the realty transactions on the island. Our knowledge, area expertise and also commitment gives a crucial asset in locating that best dream home, investment residential property, rental property or home site. No person knows the island like the Fripp Island Real Estate team!
Fripp Island has a year-round population of concerning 750 individuals. Though lots of select Fripp Island as a place to retire, others select Fripp as an area to raise their families. 2nd house owners add much more variety as well as vigor to this island area. En masse, Fripp Islander’s are recognized to rejuvenate the aged custom of southerly friendliness. Individual homeowner have about 2,200 Fripp Island residential properties. Approximately 1,200 of these homes are single-family houses, while 320 are vacation homes as well as the remainder being house sites where 2nd residents look forward to at some point building their dream vacation home.
Whatever your taste, whether swimming, tennis or a challenging round of golf, you will certainly locate it on Fripp Island. In addition to purchasing and also eating, the island teems with activities for the whole household, such as cycling, kayaking, and fishing among others. Don’t worry if you like a slower speed, Fripp Island offers 3 1/2 miles of unspoiled seaside for a leisurely stroll or relax and also delight in the cozy sunlight. If you require a bike or a golf cart, they can be effortlessly rented.
Searching Island State Park, one of one of the most preferred beaches in South Carolina as well as the only lighthouse open to everyone, is just minutes away. The Fripp Island Beach is an excellent area for walking and catching some sunlight. Harbor Island likewise has a coastline and is nearby. The Beaufort as well as Fripp area is bordered by tidal creeks, streams and also marshes. Angling and also boating are very popular below along with simply laying about and also checking out the beaches.
Fripp has likewise been showcased in many Hollywood movies, consisting of “Forrest Gump”, “The Prince of Tides”, as well as Disney’s live-action “The Jungle Book”. The Beaufort location has actually been home to lots of blockbuster flicks.

Whether on a trip or trying to find your piece of a heaven resort, we hope you discover everything required on our Fripp Island internet site. We try to provide you with information on Fripp Island and also the Beaufort location.

And also when you prepare to seek your dream home on Fripp or Harbor, bear in mind. no one understands Fripp Island and also Harbor Island property, houses, house sites and rental properties available like your Fripp Island Real Estate real estate agent.

Fishing Inshore Around Fripp Island SC

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Fripp Island anglers obtaining a lot of inshore activity
Increase of shrimp has helped turn on reds, trout, black drum
Fishermen’s in the Fripp Island area are catching huge numbers of a range of varieties on a large array of lures. Capt. George Tilton   said on some days, he captures trout, redfish as well as black drum all from the very same angling gaps. Which’s not all that’s biting.
Percy claimed the very best angling has been on the outgoing tide, which even more shrimp are readily available for the fish to eat. This contributes to exactly what Tilton claimed was currently an excellent collection of baits as well as lures that are generating fish, consisting of real-time mud minnows, reduced mullet, Gulp! soft plastics, and also Vudu Shrimp. These are all capturing black drum, go to pieces, redfish, and also speckled trout. Percy stated he has had success with some top water entices too, especially on trout with Zara Spooks.

And while Tilton did say that while dropping water has actually been much more efficient, not to ignore the other tide cycle. On some days, he has actually had excellent catches on the incoming tide too.

“I began fishing just as the trend was being available in and solved on the fish instantly,” he stated after a trip when his social event caught 16 redfish quickly, in addition to some trout and also stumble. Real-time mud minnows under a popping cork worked.

Tilton has been having success around inlets and also creek mouths, especially around existing breaks, but said he has also had some success at the near shore reefs and also wreckages like the Fish America Reef and also the General Gordon.

The inlets as well as creeks are mainly giving up redfish, trout, black drum and flounder. The wreckages as well as reefs are quitting the same, along with black sea bass and bluefish. Tilton said while several of the sea bass are small, he is catching his share of keepers, and they are biting virtually any lures. Weakfish are also still attacking in these near shore locations, and also the majority of them are keepers.