Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.)

Considered the first true canal in America, the Old Santee Canal in South Carolina was once an important site for trade and transportation. 

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Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 1 - Santee River
Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 1 - Santee River

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Rudy and Jim visit Old Santee Canal Park, a historic lowcountry area near Monck’s Corner, South Carolina. The area features a wide array of habitats, containing both native and non-native plants. Some...
Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 5 - Biggin Creek
Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 5 - Biggin Creek

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Biggin Creek – Here at this wetland area, we see Duckweed, Mosquito Fern, Cypress trees, Spanish Moss, Wild Rice, Bur Marigold, Rose Hips, . Out in the water, Rudy and Jim spot a Great Blue Heron, and...
Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 6 - The Canal
Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 6 - The Canal

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The Santee Canal – This canal took seven years to build, from 1793-1800, and is around 22 miles long. Duckweed and Pennywort are seen growing along the sides of the canal. Rudy and Jim find a Chain...