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...


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...