Maritime Museum to Expand, Add Exhibits, Programs

Officials with the South Carolina Maritime Museum have announced an expansion which will allow the museum to offer more displays and programs. From left are Lee Talbot, board member, Johnny Weaver,...


North Island Lighthouse

By Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger Photo by Phil Wilkerson news@southstrandnews.com Heralding the entrance from the Atlantic Ocean into the shipping channel between North Island and South Island...


New Exhibit: the History of Fishing

Hook, line and history By Jason Lesley 
Coastal Observer A black-and-white photo in the new exhibit at the South Carolina Maritime Museum shows Bony Peace, Jim Johnston, Stone Miller and Wallace...


Peak into history through new boat display

BY ZANE WILSON For The Sun News HIGHLIGHTS Model of Brown’s Ferry vessel on display at S.C. Maritime Museum Vessel is thought to be the oldest American-made boat ever recovered Model is 50 inches...


Brown’s Ferry Vessel: After 275 years, second thoughts about historic boat

By Jason Lesley 
for the Coastal Observer with photos by Tanya Ackerman Archaeologists who worked to raise the Brown’s Ferry Vessel from the Black River and display it at the Rice Museum in...


Brown’s Ferry Vessel model to be unveiled

Circa 1730 Brown’s Ferry Vessel recreated in its entirety to be unveiled at SC Maritime Museum in Georgetown Members and staff at the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown are excited to...


Robert McAlister's latest book: "North Island, A History"

By Jason Lesley COASTAL OBSERVER North Island was a perfect place for wealthy slave owners to escape the misery of their plantations during summer months. By 1820 more than 100 beach houses, a school...


New book explores North Island history

by Clayton Stairs cstairs@southstrandnews.com Above, Robert “Mac” McAlister stands inside the S.C. Maritime Musuem in front of the Fresnel bulb that lit the Georgetown Lighthouse for a century....


Lighthouse lovers from 14 states visited Georgetown

Drawn by the light By Jason Lesley Coastal Observer Photos by Tanya Ackerman Lighthouse lovers from 14 states visited Georgetown and the South Carolina Maritime Museum Sunday [May 3, 2015] to see...


HENRIETTA exhibit travels to the Horry Co. Museum

PRESS RELEASE The Horry County Museum 805 Main Street Conway, SC 29526 R. Walter Hill, IV Director hillr@horrycounty.org HENRIETTA, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina An...