March 2012

March 2012: Hello My Name Is - Jake, The Salty Dog

Author: Jake, The Salty Dog | Photographer: Mark Staff Photography

My name is Jake, but my friends call me Jake, The Salty Dog. You may have seen me around South Beach Marina or on gazillions of T-Shirts throughout the World. I grew up in the exciting town of Hilton Head Island, SC.

When I was five my hero was Bob Barker, but now Great Grandad is the dog I most admire. It’s been six months since I first came to Hilton Head Island, and to me, the biggest change is the visitors from all over.

If someone were to ask me for advice about life, I would tell them never take your friends & family for granted. You’ll never know when a rough wave might hit! My line of work is fishin’ and I chose this profession because if I don’t catch anything, I can still eat the bait.

If I were major of HHI, my first order of business would be to ask why anyone would elect a dog as major.

My favorite time of the year on HHI, is the off season because I’m allowed on the beach.

In closing, when you turn the page, I hope you remember to visit me at South Beach, but definitely not just when company is visiting.

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