Free Admission to the New SC Maritime Museum – in celebration of our inaugural year

03/16/2012 01:00 AM – 12/31/2012 01:00 AM

The South Carolina Maritime Museum (SCMM) opened its doors in December 2011. The Museum has been a sixteen year-old vision of the Harbor Historical Association (HHA) a grassroots, volunteer group that began in 1996 with a mission to preserve and promote the maritime history of Georgetown County and South Carolina. Through community support of the annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show and related events, HHA was able to accumulate initial funding for the museum. It is the only museum in the state with the sole mission of interpreting South Carolina Maritime history.The SCMM is located on the first floor of an old McCrory five and dime store building, on the waterfront in the middle of Georgetown’s historic business district. The front third of the Museum’s 5,000 square foot space has been finished and fitted for an exhibit area and small gift shop. The original maple floors and brick walls have been exposed and a moveable wall can be slid back as more exhibits are added. The SCMM’s first temporary exhibit tells the story of the lumber schooners that sailed in and out of Georgetown between 1890 and 1920 when Georgetown was the biggest lumber port in the Southeast. Sailing ships and steamships transported millions of feet of pine and cypress lumber from South Carolina forests to cities in the northeastern United States. The stories of these ships and their crews are an important part of the maritime history of South Carolina.The “Lumber Schooners” exhibit is a series of 26 enlarged photographs, charts, and maps that have been reproduced, courtesy of the Maine Maritime Museum and the Georgetown County Digital Library. Much of the exhibit is devoted to the CITY OF GEORGETOWN, a four-masted sailing schooner chartered by the Atlantic Coast Lumber Company, whose mill in Georgetown was one of the largest lumber operations in America at the time. The construction of the vessel was financed by a group of forty nine investors, nine of whom were Georgetown people. The exhibit will be on display through the summer of 2012. There are endless stories connecting the sea to agriculture, commerce, military, recreation, education, and how ships and their crews and builders played a role. It is the mission of the South Carolina Maritime Museum to tell these stories through: Interactive Exhibits, Rare Artifacts from the Marine Industry, Model Ships and Artwork, Educated Volunteers and Staff, Special Programs for Young and Old.

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Company: South Carolina Maritime Museum
Contact: Susan Sanders
Address: 729 Front Street
City: Georgetown
State: SC
Zip: 29440
Phone: 843-520-0111
Website: www.scmaritimemuseum.org

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Carolina Tavern in Murrell’s Inlet

Carolina Tavern is a new restaurant located in Murrells Inlet.  Their featured entrees are Beer Can Chicken, The Big Pig.  Other entrees include Corned Beef Brisket with Creole Mustard, Hand Cut Ribeye, several burgers, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Beer Battered Fish & Chips.

Check out there menu HERE

Becky Billingsly ( @RestaurantGal on Twitter) gave the restaurant a great review.  Read about it HERE

Carolina Tavern 852 Mall Dr.   Murrells Inlet, SC  (843) 947-0708  Open daily from 11 a.m.

Litchfield by the Sea Enhancement Project Update

The enhancement of the common areas of Litchfield by the Sea continue.  Shown here are some updated photos.  The project includes a new beach house, updated landscaping including fountains, repaved roads with new curbing, wooden walkways including a pier/dock and a new grand entrance.

Litchfield by the Sea is a great resort for families, couples, golfing buddies and snow birds.   If you need a great two bedroom Lakeside Villa, check out our website for a great place to stay.

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Things to Do: Festivals & Football October 23

The inaugural Murrells Inlet Live Fest set for Saturday between Dave’s Dockside and Creek Ratz, featuring live music, a selection of craft brews and various shenanigans. The event, scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, is a benefit for the Water Keeper Alliance’s Save Our Gulf Campaign. And there will be a MILF Contest (that’s Murrells Inlet’s Loveliest Female), along with a corn hole tournament. It’s $25 to get in, which entitles you to unlimited samples of craft brews from the likes of New South, Highland Brewery and Thomas Creek. Bands include Ten Toes Up, The Root Soul Project, Widespread Panic tribute act Machine Funk, Deepwater Soul Society and Sawgrass. Capt. Dave’s Dockside/Bubba’s Love Shak is at 4037 U.S. 17 Business and Creek Ratz is at 4065 U.S. 17 Business, along the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. For more information, visit www.murrellsinletlivefest.com.

Spill the wine, take that girl…Following in the footsteps of Myrtle Beach Beer Fest, the inaugural Myrtle Beach Wine Festival is on tap Saturday at The Market Common’s Valor Park, featuring more than 120 wines from around the globe. And like Beer Fest, it is a sampling event, which means you must purchase a $3 souvenir wine glass, and 2-ounce samples will run $1-$6. Wine reps will be on hand fielding and answering questions. Admission is free. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Valor Park is off of Farrow Parkway at The Market Common, on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, between U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Call 839-3500 or visit www.MarketCommonEvents.com

The once-mighty Coastal Carolina University football team looks to salvage a season on the brink and put together back-to-back wins on Saturday as Coach David Bennett’s fightin’ Chants take on Stony Brook at Brooks Stadium – and it’s homecoming, too. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 and $25. Brooks Stadium is at 540 University Blvd., Coastal Carolina University, Conway (you can see it from S.C. 544). For more information, call 347-TIXX (8499) or visit www.goccusports.com.
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Litchfield to Host Carolina Couples Classic

The 14th annual Carolina Couples Classic, the premier couples’ golf tournament in South Carolina, will be held October 7-10, 2010, in historic Litchfield Beach.

The Carolina Couples Classic attracts couples from across the country to compete for gifts and prizes.

Over the previous 13 years of the tournament, more than 750 couples have participated representing states such as Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

In addition to the two-person team competition, this year’s event again includes an Intra-Club Competition with additional prizes for the teams representing the winning golf club.

“The Carolina Couples Classic is the premier couples golf event in the Carolinas,” said Jim Woodring, vice president of golf operations for the Myrtle Beach National Company. “Many couples mark the Classic dates on their calendar every year and come for the competition, the great golf and to reconnect with longtime friends they’ve made at prior Carolina Couples Classics. We’re looking forward to the biggest weekend in Classic history this year.”

The entry fee without lodging for the 2010 Carolina Couples Classic is $595 per couple and includes one round of golf on both Willbrook Plantation and Wachesaw Plantation East, a welcome reception and cocktail party on Thursday night, lunch on Friday and Saturday, Saturday night’s awards party, a welcome gift at registration and tournament prizes.

Willbrook Plantation was recently ranked 31st by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women.” The course was designed by Dan Maples who has often called the course “one of my best.” Wachesaw Plantation East is a Clyde Johnson designed course with a Scottish flair and was highlighted on national television for the LPGA Kathy Ireland/Greens Competition Classic.

The weekend will also include a Fall Demo Day, an annual tradition at the Carolina Couples Classic on Friday, October 8th at the Litchfield Country Club driving range.

The event offers Carolina Classic participants the opportunity to test the latest in golf equipment technology from manufacturers including Callaway, Nike, Ping, Taylor Made and more.

Carolina Couples participants will receive complimentary club fitting and substantial discounts on all golf purchases.

To register, golfers should call 1-888-714-5935, or visit CarolinaCouplesGolf.com