Steamboats! A new exhibit

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM A new exhibit about steamboats on the rivers leading into Georgetown opened at the South Carolina Maritime Museum on March 21, 2015. The exhibit...


2014 Wooden Boat Show Intercept Survey

Here are the results of the 2014 Wooden Boat Show Intercept Survey conducted by the Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with Lauren Joseph, Tourism Marketing Director for Georgetown...


Museum guests honor Harvest Moon sinking, maritime tradition

by Taylor Griffith South Strand News One hundred fifty years ago last Sunday, March 1, 1865, there was an explosion out on Winyah Bay. The USS Harvest Moon, a sidewheel steamer gunboat, hit a mine in...


History: Sunken Union flagship marks 150 years

By Charles Swenson, 
Coastal Observer There was fog on Winyah Bay. Fog among the live oaks and silent guns of Battery White. Fog in Georgetown. At 7:15 a.m., the USS Harvest Moon weighed anchor...


The light stuff: Georgetown Lighthouse lens is beacon for exhibit

By Jason Lesley Coastal Observer Like a jeweler putting a diamond into a setting, Joe Cocking lifted the sparkling Fresnel lens from the Georgetown lighthouse into its display at the South Carolina...


Georgetown lighthouse lens returning home

by Debbie Merlo, for The Sun News, May 1, 2014 A piece of Georgetown’s history will be on display at 729 Front St. in Georgetown as early as June. The Fresnel lens, a glass enclosure designed to...


Bring Back the Light

The lighthouse on North Island is the oldest operating lighthouse in South Carolina and one of the oldest operating lighthouses in the United States. The eighty-foot conical brick tower was completed...


New Exhibit Features Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Built in South Carolina

By Becky Billingsley A new display at the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown called “HENRIETTA, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina,” effectively combines...


Artist Keith Wilkie donates painting of the USS CAROLINA

Five days after the Front Street fire that occurred on 9/25/13 the museum received an email from artist Keith Wilkie who lives in McLean, VA: "So very sorry about all the fire damage in Georgetown. ...


9/25/13 - The Front Street Fire

The SC Maritime Museum was miraculously spared from the destruction of the Front Street fire that occurred on September 25, 2013. Seven adjacent buildings were totally destroyed by the fire, but the...