Lumber Schooners Exhibit at South Carolina Maritime Museum

City of Georgetown docked

Lumber Schooners Exhibit
Opening Reception
Thursday, February 9, 2012
5pm until 7pm
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
South Carolina Maritime Museum
729 Front Street
Georgetown, SC

The South Carolina Maritime Museum opened its doors in December of last year. The Museum’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.

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