Veteran diver, Pete Manchee, discusses shipwrecks near Georgetown

Pete Manchee speaks about his decades worth of shipwreck diving during an event at the S.C. Maritime Museum in Georgetown Jan. 24. Story and photos by David Purtell/South Strand News Beneath the...


Shipwrecks of South Carolina exhibit

               "Diving on the Civil War schooner PHILADELPHIA",photo credit Joe Porter   Hundreds of ships and boats have wrecked off the coast or up the rivers of SC during the past...


S.C. Maritime Museum unveils new look following renovations

DECEMBER 11, 2017 |IN SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM | UPDATES BLOG |BY SALLY SWINEFORD Renovations to the second floor of the building that houses the museum added thousands of square feet of...


Ribbon Cutting and Community Open House

The Wooden Boat Show may be one for the record books for 2017 but the Harbor Historical Association and the South Carolina Maritime Museum are ready to celebrate their next event! On Saturday,...


The tall ship: The scale is small, but model ship builder thinks big

The tall ship: The scale is small, but model ship builder thinks big By Charles Swenson Coastal Observer The largest wooden ship ever built in South Carolina is taking shape under Bill Brady’s...


New exhibit: The History of the Port of Georgetown

The History of the Port of Georgetown exhibit opened on May 1. The exhibit consists of a series of enlarged photographs arranged chronologically, starting soon after the Civil War, progressing...


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...