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Activities on Charleston Harbor

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A February 2001 trip to Charleston by Free Spirit

Boat Show Photo, Charleston, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: We had been wanting to see the Charleston aquarium, which is celebrating its first birthday. We decided that we would go to the S.C. In-Water Boat Show at Patriots Point in the morning and visit the aquarium in the afternoon. It was a brilliant plan.

Activities on Charleston Harbor

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For a boating enthusiast like my husband, the suggestion by me of going to the in-water boat show in Charleston was thrilling. Even I, a less than avid boater, looked forward to visiting beautiful Patriots Point, where the boats were to be docked. A trip to the aquarium afterwards made for a lovely day.Quick Tips: The old yacht basin on the Ashley River has always been one of our favorite places to walk in Charleston, but Patriots Point on the Cooper River was simply breathtaking. Many boats that are docked there and cruising the harbor had nothing to do with the boat show. It's interesting to see the city of Charleston from the Patriots Point side and then to see Patriots Point from the Cha...Read More

Seewee Restaurant

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After leaving the boat show, we met relatives who were starving. We had taken longer at the boat show than they had anticipated, not being the boat lover my husband is. They had decided upon a place, and we drove north. We were beginning to think that we were going to drive all the way to Georgetown or Myrtle Beach. In fact, it wasn't that long a drive. When we arrived at the SeeWee Restaurant, I regreted so much that I had left my camera at their house. Rustic is a good word, I think. Walking in, we saw a picture of Jimmy Carter smiling. I wondered if he had eaten there. Throughout the restaurant there are souvenirs of the past or perhaps historic artifacts. The menu says that history...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 17, 2001

Seewee Restaurant
4808 Hwy 17 North
Charleston, South Carolina 29429
(843) 928-3609

Patriots of Charleston

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Attraction | "Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor"

Patriots of Charleston Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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While we attended the boat show at the marina on this trip, we had toured the USS Yorktown years ago before Patriots Point had become developed like it is today. The Yorktown is extremely interesting, and although we did not have time to take in that sight, we might in the future because much has been added: a military museum and other military memorabilia. Patriots Point has a golf course. It is also the site for the College of Charleston's new baseball field. Mt. Pleasant is a thriving community and has all of the amenities of restaurants and motels that one would desire. Patriots Point is a short drive from the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island where there are marvelous beaches.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2001

Patriots of Charleston
58 1/2 Broad St
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
+ 1 800 729 3420

South Carolina Aquarium

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Attraction | "The Charleston Aquarium"

South Carolina Aquarium Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Having visited the Chattanooga Aquarium, we decided to compare. Chattanooga has the world's largest freshwater aquarium. Could Charleston surpass it? Yes. It gave me a wonderful understanding of the flora and fauna of S.C.'s five regions. I appreciated the explanation of the Piedmont, French for foot of the mountain. We were astonished by the beautiful and the not so beautiful fish, alligators, snakes, and other amazing features of nature. What makes this aquarium most special is its location right on the harbor. With all that there is to see inside, I was constantly drawn to the outside and the amazing closeness to the activities in the harbor: tug boats and huge cargo ships, pleasure boats, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2001

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 720-1990

In Water Boat Show

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Boat Show Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Crossing the Cooper River Bridge into Mount Pleasant, we could see Patriots Point. As we approached the area for the show, we saw "Boat Show Parking." It was the Shriners'' parking lot, and free parking and a free shuttle were provided. Admission to the show was $6. We entered a tent filled with friendly people, equipment, and boating information. We filled our bags with free boating magazines and key rings that float. As we left the tents, we saw more exhibits and a graceful,impressive wooden New England dory. We crossed a ramp over marshland and onto the docks. With the USS Yorktown beside us, we began to search for my husband's dream boat. He was disappointed that there were no Grand Ba...Read More