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About the Cover – April 2020

The cover features the shrimp boat “Four Girls 2” making its way down the Harbor River on St. Helena Island. “I had made countless trips to and from Hunting Island over the years to photograph the sunrise and had seen plenty of shrimp boats heading out, but not at high tide,” photographer David M. Shipper said. “To make that shot happen, I needed high water. It all came together that particular day. As I was headed back to Beaufort, I saw the boat leaving the dock at high tide and was able to stop and wait for her to pass by a small boat landing (Butches Landing), just off the side of the Sea Island Parkway.” See more of Shipper’s work online at