Port Royal Sound was named in 1562 by Jean Ribault, who founded a short-lived colony at the bequest of the French admiral Gaspard de Coligny. Port Royal Sound is thus the second oldest surviving French place-name in the U.S.
One of the shores of Port Royal Sound is Hilton Head island, so named after himself by William Hilton in 1663. Here we interrupt this little bird's nap as we disembark at Hudson's for happy hour.
Related: Port Royal, Nova Scotia