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Jack London, De facto Manager
Bowens Island Restaurant
A native of Georgia, Jack London ended up in Charleston when his father retired from the Army sometime in the 1960s. Jack had always heard of Bowens Island but never visited until he finished his own stint with the Army in 1977. Soon after his return, Jack and his brother began fishing for snapper and would tie their boat up there. Later, Jack worked on a shrimp boat that was docked at Bowens Island. Eventually he married a woman who worked in the restaurant and lived on the island with her. While they ultimately divorced, Jack remained married to the island and served as the de facto manager of Bowens Island Restaurant.
Jack London passed away in 2012.