Murrells Inlet in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Murrells Inlet Boat Captains
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
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. Touch for map. Located on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4123-B HWY 17 BUS, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 3 miles away); Washington’s Visit (approx. 4½ miles away); Washington Allston (approx. 4½ miles away); Brookgreen Plantation (approx. 4½ miles away); St. James Rosenwald School (approx. 4½ miles away); Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 4½ miles away); Joseph Alston (approx. 4½ miles away); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 5.6 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.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.