The plantation was established by William and Elizabeth Sinkler in the early 1800s. Their descendants owned it until the 1940s, when the South Carolina Public Service Authority flooded the area to build the Santee Cooper hydroelectric project. The estate now lies beneath Lake Marion.
The Lodge — built to resemble a Greek temple — was used as a medical office by a physician member of the family.
I came to explore the wreck. . . .
I came to see the damage that was done
and the treasures that prevail.