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Murrells Inlet in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Murrells Inlet Boat Captains

 
 
Murrells Inlet Boat Captains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
1. Murrells Inlet Boat Captains Marker
Inscription.  
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.
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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

 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 33° 33.379′ N, 79° 1.945′ W. Marker is in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of HWY 17 BUS (State Highway 17) and County Road S-22-559 (State Highway S-22-55), on the right when traveling north. Located on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4123-B HWY 17 BUS, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor And Remembrance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 3 miles away); The World is My Oyster (approx. 3.6 miles away); An Ancient Tool for a Modern Task (approx. 3.9 miles away); Atalaya (approx. 4.3 miles away); Atalaya Oyster Shucking Room
Murrells Inlet Boat Captains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
2. Murrells Inlet Boat Captains Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Atalaya Bear Pens (approx. 4.3 miles away); Atalaya Garage (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrells Inlet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. (Submitted on January 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
3. Nearby Marker
The Murrells Inlet Veterans Pier Phase I
is dedicated to the public
on this date,
November 12, 2005
in honor of all Veterans
and through the leadership, stewardship,
and partnership of
Georgetown County Council,
Georgetown County staff members,
Murrells Inlet 2007,
S.C. DHEC/OCRM,
D&D Properties,
The Earthworks Group,
Cape Romain Contractors, Inc.,
and
Pierce Electric Co., Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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