Winyah Bay

Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.wikipedia
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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.
It flows in an easterly direction to Winyah Bay at Georgetown.

Georgetown, South Carolina

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The historic port city of Georgetown is located on the bay, and the bay generally serves as the terminating point for the Grand Strand.
Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw, and Sampit rivers, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina, handling over 960,000 tons of materials a year.

Winyaw

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Its name comes from the Winyaw, who used to inhabit the region during the eighteenth century.
The Winyaw (also Winyah, Weenee, Wineaws) were a Native American tribe living near Winyah Bay, Black River, and the lower course of the Pee Dee River in South Carolina.

Grand Strand

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The historic port city of Georgetown is located on the bay, and the bay generally serves as the terminating point for the Grand Strand.
The Grand Strand is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States, extending more than 60 mi from Little River to Winyah Bay.

Georgetown County, South Carolina

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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.
The islands around the outlet of Winyah Bay are designated as the "Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center Heritage Preserve".

Waccamaw River

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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.
At Georgetown it receives the Black River (South Carolina) from the north, then turns sharply to the southeast and enters the ocean at Winyah Bay, approximately five miles (8 km) north along the coast from the mouth of the Santee River.

South Carolina

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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.
From June 24 to July 14, 1521, they explored the land around Winyah Bay.

Pee Dee River

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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.
The lower part of the river from Highway 378 to Winyah Bay has been designated a Scenic River.

North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the U.S. State of South Carolina, features the salt marshes and ocean dominated tidal creeks of the North Inlet Estuary plus the brackish waters and marshes of the adjacent Winyah Bay Estuary.

List of waterways forming and crossings of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

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Tom Yawkey

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Today, the first two islands and most of the third comprise the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, as the islands were willed to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources by Tom Yawkey, former owner of the Boston Red Sox.
A chain of islands off the coast of Georgetown, South Carolina, near the entrance of Winyah Bay, make up the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center Heritage Preserve.

Estuary

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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.

Black River (South Carolina)

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Winyah Bay is a coastal estuary that is the confluence of the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee River, the Black River, and the Sampit River in Georgetown County, in eastern South Carolina.

Submergent coastline

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The bay is evidence of a drowned coastline, created by a rise in sea level in recent geologic time.

Geology

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The bay is evidence of a drowned coastline, created by a rise in sea level in recent geologic time.

Port

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This area was developed by English colonists as a seaport and center of rice culture and timbering.

Rice

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This area was developed by English colonists as a seaport and center of rice culture and timbering.

Lumber

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This area was developed by English colonists as a seaport and center of rice culture and timbering.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

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Today, the first two islands and most of the third comprise the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, as the islands were willed to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources by Tom Yawkey, former owner of the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox

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Today, the first two islands and most of the third comprise the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, as the islands were willed to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources by Tom Yawkey, former owner of the Boston Red Sox.

Hobcaw Barony

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Hobcaw Barony is a 16,000 acre tract on a peninsula called Waccamaw Neck between the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

African Americans

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The first African slaves arrived via Santo Domingo to the San Miguel de Gualdape colony (most likely located in the Winyah Bay area of present-day South Carolina), founded by Spanish explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526.

Yadkin–Pee Dee River Basin

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Its headwaters rise near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and the basin drains to the Atlantic Ocean in Winyah Bay, east of Georgetown, South Carolina.