2021 Award to SCMM

SCMM Receives Donnelley Foundation "Broadening Narratives" Grant

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation announces grantees of first-ever “Broadening Narratives” grant initiative to illuminate underrepresented stories through collections. Grants total $579,000 to…


Successful Summer Youth Sailing Program 2021

New sailors and returning campers had a wonderful summer with full classes in Opti's and 420's! For the fifth year the South Carolina Maritime Museum is proud to offer this summer program to campers…


The Fossil Discoveries of South Carolina’s Lowcountry Waterways

A Journey Far Into South Carolina's Prehistoric Past Beneath the dark waters of South Carolina’s Lowcountry waterways lie the fossil remains of creatures so fantastic, so seemingly mythical, that…


Coastal Carolina University Study Addressing Georgetown’s Chronic Harbor Silting Issue

A Feasibility Study Addressing Georgetown’s Chronic Harbor Silting Issue Georgetown’s Working Waterfront is a vital place with local businesses, traditional fishery,…


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 several…


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…