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Once known as Timicau Island, Dewees Island is one of the barrier islands off the coast of Charleston. It belonged to Roger Player and passed down through several owners until it was conveyed to Cornelius Dewees at the beginning of the 18th century. It has been called home, at various times, by local Indians and by Revolutionary War soldiers, and has been the location for more than one blockade during the War Between the States as well as a submarine tower during World War II. The only way to get to the island is by passenger ferry. The use of gasoline-powered vehicles is illegal with some exceptions, and the usual method of travel is electric golf cart.