Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Port of Charleston
In the mid-1800s, as manufacturing grew in the Northeast and railroads expanded westward, Charleston did not keep pace with the nation's growth. Then came the Civil War. Its aftermath would dominate Charleston's economic recovery for years.
Today the Port of Charleston has regained its prosperity. It is the largest container port along the Southeast and Gulf Coasts and is one of the largest in the country, handling millions of 20-foot container units annually. The port also handles "breakbulk" cargo, such as vehicles, machinery, boats, and heavy equipment.
Container ships are a familiar sight on the Cooper River, connecting Charleston to ports around the globe.
(Caption for background):
Charleston Harbor around 1838 as seen from Hog Island (now Patriot's Point). At left is Castle Pinckney; the steamer
Erected by Fort Sumter National Monument - National Park Service - US Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 47.436′ N, 79° 55.497′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calhoun Street and Concord Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Fort Sumter tour boat wharf, adjacent to the South Carolina Aquarium. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sumter Today (here, next to this marker); Fort Sumter Bricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Borough Houses (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Borough Houses (approx. ¼ mile away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Benjamin DuPré House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Moses C. Levy House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.