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Encyclopedia > Charleston Harbor

The Charleston Harbor is an inlet (8 sq mi/20.7 sq km) of the Atlantic Ocean at Charleston, South Carolina. The inlet is formed by the junction of Ashley and Cooper rivers at 32°49′7.10″N, 79°55′40.41″W. Morris and Moultrie Island. shelter the entrance. Charleston Harbor is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. [1] Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England (Great Britain) A fjord (Lysefjorden) in Norway An inlet is a body of water, usually seawater, which has characteristics of one or more of the following: a bay a cove an estuary a firth a fjord a geo a sea loch a sea lough a... Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... The Ashley River is the name of multiple rivers. ... The Cooper River is a river in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Morris Island in South Carolina, USA, is an 840 acre uninhabited island in Charleston Harbor, accessible only by boat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Like most river mouths in the Southeast, the inlet is evidence of a drowned coastline, created by a rise in sea level in recent geologic time. In earth science a submergent coastline is a coastline which has experienced a rise in sea level, either due to a global sea level change, or local subsidence. ... World geologic provinces Oceanic crust  0-20 Ma  20-65 Ma  >65 Ma Geologic provinces  Shield  Platform  Orogen  Basin  Large igneous province  Extended crust Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason))[1] is the science and study of the solid matter of the earth, its composition, structure...

The harbour froze over sufficiently to allow ice-skating during the winter of 1784, as a consequence of the volcanic outpouring at Laki in Iceland during the summmer of 1783. The name Laki has more than one meaning:- A town called Laki in Plovdiv district in Bulgaria. ...

See also: Waterways forming and crossings of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway


  1. ^ Columbia University Press. Charleston Harbor. Bartleby.com. Retrieved on 2 November 2006.

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