August 2011

August 2011: Hello My Name Is – Glenn A. Lucas

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: Mark Staff


My name is Glenn A. Lucas but my friends call me Luke – Trader Luke. You may have seen me around Palmetto Bay Marina or in Broad Creek rowing to my sailboat or ice cream stand, or on one or the other.. I grew up in the sleepy/ exciting little town of Waterford, CT.

When I was five, my hero was my father, but now nothing has changed. He still is the person I admire most.

It’s been 14 years since I first came to Hilton Head Island, and to me, the bestessss change has been more bicycle paths. Nice! I learned how to catch shrimp in a cast net instead of buying it and building the Trading Post. If someone were to ask me for advice about sailing, I would tell them jest start doing it!

My line of work is shipwright and Hokey Pokey man, Sailor, antique dealer, and merchant (hence Trader Luke). I chose this profession because come on – it’s a blast.

If I were mayor of HHI/ Bluffton, my first order of business would be get rid of that toll.

My favorite time of the year on HHI/Bluffton is spring because the smell of flowers and blooms is fantastic on HHI.

When you turn the page, I hope you remember to be safe and not a stick in the mud.

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