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1905: Georgetown's Golden Year Exhibit

The photographic exhibit, “1905, Georgetown’s Golden Year”, opened on November 30, 2012. The exhibit includes photographs and other images, showing Georgetown’s waterfront and downtown area during 1905, the busiest year in the history of the Port of Georgetown. Photos are courtesy of the Georgetown County Digital Library (click on photos to enlarge)

Lumber Schooners Exhibit

A photographic display of the lumber schooners that visited the port of Georgetown at the beginning of the twentieth century. The exhibit opened with a reception on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Most photographs are courtesy of the Maine Maritime Museum and the Georgetown County Digital Library. (click on photos to enlarge)

Historic Maritime Images

Images are courtesy of the Georgetown County Digital Library. The Georgetown County Digital Library provides the opportunity to explore the unique and diverse history of the people and places that shaped Georgetown County. Visit the GCDL at (click on photos to enlarge)

A Permanent Home for the SC Maritime Museum

Just three months from the time when the South Carolina Maritime Museum committee learned of the availability of space at 729 Front St., the building’s lower level was purchased and a crew of construction workers worked at a furious pace to have it ready for visitors at the 22nd Annual Wooden Boat Show on Oct. 15, 2012. (click on photos to enlarge)

A Humble Beginning

The South Carolina Maritime Museum grew from the Georgetown Maritime Museum which opened in 2006 and was located in the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at the eastern end of the waterfront business district. The museum began with 2 professionally built models of vessels which once plied local waters. Several more quality exhibits were added over the next five years.

2012 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show - Opti demo

Our first Opti,\" Coastal Fleyer\", was sponsored by Dr. Richard DeChamplain, Coastal Eye group. The boat was built by volunteers and completed in time for the 2012 GWBS.