Murrells Inlet Boat Captains Historical

Murrells Inlet Boat Captains Historical (HM1WEY)

Location: Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 Georgetown County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 33.379', W 79° 1.945'

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This stretch of our Marshwalk is dedicated to the Murrells Inlet boat captains of the past who established the fishing industry that we depend upon today. Early in the 20th century, seagoing inlet captains began to take small parties out for day-long charters often in boats they built themselves from local materials. Relying on compass-bearing courses and dead reckoning, these stalwart captains set the stage for the rise of Murrells Inlet as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Their pioneering ventures evolved into the headboats that run Gulf Stream trips today from Capt. Dick's Marina, as well as our extensive private-charter recreational fleet. As the fishing industry grew, the restaurant trade began to flourish. Fishing out of Murrells Inlet is a multi-million dollar industry today, thanks to the courage and the vision of those captains, past and present and we salute them here.
This plaque is in appreciation to these earlier captains now deceased.
Capt. Ira Vick · Capt. Albert Jordan · Capt. H. C. Strickland · Capt. Hoss Johnson · Capt. Charlie Strickland, Sr. · Capt. Charlie Leonard · Capt. Buc Kempson · Capt. Rusty Draper · Capt. Leo Garner · Capt. Jimmy Stevens · Capt. Bobby Mintz · Capt. Luther Smith · Capt. Mac Oliver · Capt. Orsa Hayden Bashor · Capt. Everett Ayers · Capt. Tommy Sing
· Capt. Lemuel Stickland · Capt. Howard Wesley, Sr. · Capt. Buddy Dew · Capt. Sanford Wells · Capt. B.H. Vereen
Dedicated Summer 2008
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Year Placed2008
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 682655 N 3714697
Decimal Degrees33.55631667, -79.03241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.379', W 79° 1.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 22.74" N, 79° 1' 56.7" W
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Area Code(s)843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3979-4123 Marsh Walk, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, US
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