The Saltwater South: Charleston

Here are the stories of the women and men making their living working on the Lowcountry waters of South Carolina.

New Charleston Oral Histories

Tomorrow we’ll launch a long-term oral history project, The Saltwater South. We start in Charleston.

Pic Pick: Old Bay

I’d never knowingly tasted Old Bay though I already recognized the can’s bold yellows and blues.

A Lenten Lunchtime Favorite in New Orleans

Glitter is still sparkling on the streets of New Orleans today, a reminder of the Mardi Gras season that has just ended. With carnival over, though, this historically Catholic city is now entering the time of Lent. For Christians, the forty days before Easter are traditionally a time of deliberate deprivation, of abstaining from certain … Continued

Field Notes: Rose’s Devil Crab

While living in Hawaii (her first husband was in military and stationed there) Rose Campisi missed her home of Tampa, Florida. That’s when she started making devil crabs.

Manchac and Middendorf’s

Middendorf’s eightieth anniversary drew the SFA’s attention to Manchac, Louisiana, and the stories there were too good to resist.

St. Augustine Stories

Documentarian Anna Hamilton is on the road for SFA collecting oral histories of maritime traditions in St. Augustine’s Minorcan community.