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...


SCMM receive's historic propeller from sunken ship

The Georgetown Propeller Club and the South Carolina Maritime Museum teamed up with Lowcountry Marine Salvage to place the propeller from the wreck of the Leif Eriksson outside the museum on Front...


SCMM gains new exhibit through student internship

Staff members and volunteers at the South Carolina Maritime Museum work to make their displays and activities useful, relevant and fun for the Georgetown community, and one of the many ways they...


The largest wooden ship ever built in SC

The Henrietta was the largest wooden ship ever built in South Carolina. She was 210 feet long and registered 1267 tons. She was a three-masted clipper ship. The tallest mast towered 147 feet above the...


1905, Georgetown’s Golden Year

1905, Georgetown's Golden Year - The exhibit was researched by SCMM board member Mac McAlister, and planned and executed with the help of his wife, Mary. Mac has written several books on...


Summer Solstice Celebration at the SCMM

Join us for a Summer Solstice Celebration at the SC Maritime Museum on Friday, June 22,  6-8 pm. Respected medical opinions agree that the closer one is to the sun or the more exposure one has to...