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HENRIETTA was the largest wooden sailing ship built in S.C. To read more and watch the documentary: CLICK HERE

THE SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM

Since December 2011
11am – 5pm,  Monday – Saturday

In 1996 the Harbor Historical Association launched a dream to create a museum that would celebrate the rich maritime history of South Carolina and the Port of Georgetown, the state’s second largest seaport.

Now, with the acquisition of our own facility, the South Carolina Maritime Museum has opened in its permanent home, on the waterfront at the corner of Front and Broad Streets in Georgetown.

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Join the Friends of the Lens to support the Georgetown Lighthouse lens exhibit. CLICK HERE

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LENS

Georgetown is home to South Carolina’s oldest operating lighthouse which was built in 1811. Through the efforts of the S.C. Maritime Museum and the U.S. Coast Guard, her Fresnel lens has been returned to Georgetown from a USCG facility in Miami, FL. This 5th order Fresnel lens, which guided ships from the Atlantic Ocean into Winyah Bay for over 100 years, is the SCMM’s most significant acquisition to date and the centerpiece of our exhibits.

Please help us with the costs for bringing this beautiful lens back home to Georgetown, exhibiting it properly, maintaining it, and protecting it. Learn more and donate:  CLICK HERE


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Win this lightweight, 12′ semi-dory built for the SCMM by  our friend, Mark Bayne. To learn more: CLICK HERE

WIN THIS BOAT!

You could win this  John Gardner designed 12 foot semi-dory. It’s  light weight and car-top-able, built from  Marine grade plywood, with juniper frames and a teak rubrail ($4200 value).  To learn more: CLICK HERE

Our long-time friend, Mark Bayne built this boat to help raise funds for the SCMM. Mark has built over 100 wooden boats and has restored countless others at his shop, Sea Island Shipwrights, in the Charleston area. A signature achievement of Mark’s was was the building of the 140 ft. schooner, SPIRIT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, launched in 2007.  Presently Mark is the boatbuilding instructor at Cape Fear Tech (Wilmington, NC) where he attended the very first boatbuilding course back in 1978-79. Thank you, Mark Bayne!

North Island Lighthouse

North Island Light

Fifth Order Fresnel Lens

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Upcoming Events

Oct
17
Fri
2014
6:30 pm Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta
Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta
Join in the fun on Friday night before the boat show. What more fun way is there to raise money for a museum than [...]
Oct
18
Sat
2014
11:00 am 25th Annual Wooden Boat Show
25th Annual Wooden Boat Show
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
25th Annual Wooden Boat Show
Over 130 boats displayed on land and in the water. The 25th Annual Wooden Boat Show will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 [...]
Oct
19
Sun
2014
12:00 pm Sunday at the 25th Annual GWBS
Sunday at the 25th Annual GWBS
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday at the 25th Annual GWBS
Over 130 boats displayed on land and in the water. The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown will present the 25th Annual Wooden Boat Show [...]

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