Educational Exhibits & Activities

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2017 Educational Exhibits & Activities

#901 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 12-10

Public boating safety information. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will present boat and water related safety information and literature.The Coast Guard will introduce it’s newest member, Coastie the Safety Boat. Shaped like a real Coast Guard Cutter, Coastie is just the right size for teaching children. He has navigation and searchlights, a rotating beacon, a siren, an air horn, and eyes and eyelids that move meaningfully. He talks, plays music, and interacts with the instructor and the children during the presentation. He even has a bilge pump that pumps water like a real boat; that always brings smiles and laughter to all when used. Coastie teaches rules about what to do and not do in a water emergency situation. For instance, Coastie teaches children how to throw or reach something to a person who is in trouble in the water rather than going in to try to save him. He also teaches slogans that kids remember like “Don’t Just Pack It! Wear Your Life Jacket!” and “Always Swim With A Buddy In A Supervised Area.”


#902 – Blue Ridge Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society

The vision of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. is to provide an organization wherein people with a common interest in and love of historic, antique and classic boats can come together with friends and colleagues in a spirit of fellowship and fun to share dreams, adventures, knowledge, history and experiences. The Society is open to boats that are at least 25 years old, and constructed from any type of material.


#903 – Cape Fear Community College Wooden Boat Building Program

Wooden Boat Building Program 
(12′ Abaco Sailing Dinghy)

The CFCC Boat Building program prepares inpiduals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry. Today’s boat builders are skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of a wide variety of materials. Graduates may find employment with yacht manufacturers or with other companies needing wood furniture or moldings fabricated and installed. Other employment opportunities can be found in the fiberglass industry and in boat maintenance and repair yards. CFCC will display a recently completed Christmas Wherry (see photo at right) at this year’s boat show.

Contact: Mark Bayne 910-362-7151
Email: mbayne@cfcc.edu
Website: CFCC Boat Building School


#904 – Dan the Knot Man & The Spirit Knot Tyers

The Spirit Knot Tyers was formed from volunteers with the tallship Spirit of South Carolina. Most members are also members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, based out of England and in 37 Countries World Wide.


#905 – The South Carolina Youth Sailing Program (SCYSP)

Come by the SCYSP booth at the Wooden Boat Show to learn more about the 2016 sailing camp. An Optimist pram will be on display and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide registration forms for prospective campers and volunteers. Early registration for the summer camp is encouraged. Volunteers for the staff are certainly welcome to join the crew.

For more YSP information, please email info@sc-mm.org or call the SC Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111. Registration forms are also available at the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front St., Georgetown or mail inquiries to SCYSP, PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC 29442.


#908 – Pee Dee Land Trust

Pee Dee Land Trust works in nine counties of the Pee Dee region in South Carolina: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Its mission is to protect, and to promote an appreciation of, the significant natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region through voluntary land conservation and educational programs. Pee Dee Land Trust has now protected over 23,700 acres in the Pee Dee Region; Georgetown County has six conservation easements including over 1,966 acres under protection with PDLT. While remaining in private ownership, the lands protected through conservation easements held by PDLT ensure that special places will be available for farming, forestry, and recreation for future generations.


#909 – Lowcountry Maritime Society

The Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) is dedicated to educating students through the art of wooden boat construction and other hands-on projects. We use the building process to teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills in a way that is engaging and relevant to our community and our unique natural environment. Thanks to partnerships with local schools and other organizations, LMS is able to provide summer camps, after-school and even in-school programs to hundreds of students each year! Our goal is to bring our community together around our maritime identity and spark our students’ passion for learning and creativity. For more information, please check out our website or come by our shop located at 1230 Pherigo Street in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.


#910 – Winyah Rivers Foundation

The Winyah Rivers Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. Our goal is to protect our community’s right to fishable, swimmable and drinkable water. We pursue this goal through education and advocacy programs in support of our mission to protect our river resources. These programs are developed and implemented to increase the scientific literacy of our community, including local decision makers, and to engage them in environmental stewardship and planning for river resource protections.


#911 – Sea School

We are Sea School, an educational entity that is certified by the US Coast Guard to teach and examine mariners for Captains’ and Masters’ USCG licenses.

2016 Educational Exhibits & Activities

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 12-10

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wil present boat and water related safety information and literature.The Coast Guard will introduce it’s newest member, Coastie the Safety Boat. Shaped like a real Coast Guard Cutter, Coastie is just the right size for teaching children. He has navigation and searchlights, a rotating beacon, a siren, an air horn, and eyes and eyelids that move meaningfully. He talks, plays music, and interacts with the instructor and the children during the presentation. He even has a bilge pump that pumps water like a real boat; that always brings smiles and laughter to all when used.Coastie teaches rules about what to do and not do in a water emergency situation. For instance, Coastie teaches children how to throw or reach something to a person who is in trouble in the water rather than going in to try to save him. He also teaches slogans that kids remember like “Don’t Just Pack It! Wear Your Life Jacket!” and “Always Swim With A Buddy In A Supervised Area.”


Blue Ridge Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society

The vision of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. is to provide an organization wherein people with a common interest in and love of historic, antique and classic boats can come together with friends and colleagues in a spirit of fellowship and fun to share dreams, adventures, knowledge, history and experiences. The Society is open to boats that are at least 25 years old, and constructed from any type of material.


Cape Fear Community College

Wooden Boat Building Program

The CFCC Boat Building program prepares inpiduals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry. Today’s boat builders are skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of a wide variety of materials. Graduates may find employment with yacht manufacturers or with other companies needing wood furniture or moldings fabricated and installed. Other employment opportunities can be found in the fiberglass industry and in boat maintenance and repair yards. CFCC will display a recently completed Christmas Wherry (see photo at right) at this year’s boat show. 13′ Pea Pod on display.


Dan the Knot Man & The Spirit Knot Tyers

The Spirit Knot Tyers was formed from volunteers with the tallship Spirit of South Carolina. Most members are also members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, based out of England and in 37 Countries World Wide. IGKTNAB.org


The South Carolina Youth Sailing Program (SCYSP)

Come by the SCYSP booth at the Wooden Boat Show to learn more about the 2016 sailing camp. An Optimist pram will be on display and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide registration forms for prospective campers and volunteers. Early registration for the summer camp is encouraged. Volunteers for the staff are certainly welcome to join the crew.

For more YSP information, please email info@sc-mm.org or call the SC Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111. Registration forms are also available at the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front St., Georgetown or mail inquiries to SCYSP, PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC 29442.


The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Try your hand at the oars with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet. Gig rows begin at noon and will continue until 4pm from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. Each row takes about 45 minutes.The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was founded in 1995 in Charleston SC to get inner city middle school children involved in boatbuilding and boating. The mentors built two Joe Dobler designed pilot gigs with the kids, and they row early mornings three days a week.The original Mosquito Fleet were the mid 19th century Gullah fishermen of the South Carolina  and Georgia Lowcountry, who rowed out upwind in the morning in small wooden boats and sailed back downwind in the evening; they arrived home at twilight along with swarms of Lowcountry mosquitoes and sold their catch in local markets.


Pee Dee Land Trust

Pee Dee Land Trust works in nine counties of the Pee Dee region in South Carolina: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Its mission is to protect, and to promote an appreciation of, the significant natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region through voluntary land conservation and educational programs. Pee Dee Land Trust has now protected over 27,000 acres in the Pee Dee Region; Georgetown County has six conservation easements including over 1,966 acres under protection with PDLT. While remaining in private ownership, the lands protected through conservation easements held by PDLT ensure that special places will be available for farming, forestry, and recreation for future generations.


Lowcountry Maritime Society

The Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) is dedicated to educating students through the art of wooden boat construction and other hands-on projects. We use the building process to teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills in a way that is engaging and relevant to our community and our unique natural environment. Thanks to partnerships with local schools and other organizations, LMS is able to provide summer camps, after-school and even in-school programs to hundreds of students each year! Our goal is to bring our community together around our maritime identity and spark our students’ passion for learning and creativity. For more information, please check out our website or come by our shop located at 1230 Pherigo Street in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.


Winyah Rivers Foundation

The Winyah Rivers Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. Our goal is to protect our community’s right to fishable, swimmable and drinkable water. We pursue this goal through education and advocacy programs in support of our mission to protect our river resources. These programs are developed and implemented to increase the scientific literacy of our community, including local decision makers, and to engage them in environmental stewardship and planning for river resource protections.

2015 Educational Exhibits & Activities

Children’s Model BoatBuilding

Children can build and embellish a wooden boat model and then test sail it in a pond on Front Street. Two model kits are available at $15 each: a paddleboat and a sailboat. The kits are made and assembled by Wooden Boat Show volunteers and proceeds from sales benefit the SC Maritime Museum.


The South Carolina Youth Sailing Program (SCYSP)

The SC Youth Sailing Program, a project of the SC Maritime Museum, has just completed its third year of training young sailors (over 300) to enjoy a sport that can last a lifetime! These young folks, ages 8-14, sailing Optimist prams, are taught the basics of sailing by an enthusiastic staff of experienced instructors, junior counselors, and volunteers. With a fleet of 10 Optis, built by a talented team of local craftsmen, the SCYSP provides a chance for new sailors to build self-confidence and pride in learning a new skill they can share with sailors all over the world!

Come by the SCYSP booth at the Wooden Boat Show to learn more about the 2016 sailing camp. An Optimist pram will be on display and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide registration forms for prospective campers and volunteers. Early registration for the summer camp is encouraged. Volunteers for the staff are certainly welcome to join the crew.

For more YSP information, please email info@sc-mm.org or call the SC Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111. Registration forms are also available at the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front St., Georgetown or mail inquiries to SCYSP, PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC 29442.


U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 12-10

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wil present boat and water related safety information and literature.The Coast Guard will introduce it’s newest member, Coastie the Safety Boat. Shaped like a real Coast Guard Cutter, Coastie is just the right size for teaching children. He has navigation and searchlights, a rotating beacon, a siren, an air horn, and eyes and eyelids that move meaningfully. He talks, plays music, and interacts with the instructor and the children during the presentation. He even has a bilge pump that pumps water like a real boat; that always brings smiles and laughter to all when used.Coastie teaches rules about what to do and not do in a water emergency situation. For instance, Coastie teaches children how to throw or reach something to a person who is in trouble in the water rather than going in to try to save him. He also teaches slogans that kids remember like “Don’t Just Pack It! Wear Your Life Jacket!” and “Always Swim With A Buddy In A Supervised Area.”


Coastal Conservation Association

Coastal Conservation Association is a grassroots non-profit organization with 19 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic seaboard, and the Pacific Northwest. Here in South Carolina, CCA has 14 local chapters, with Georgetown being the newest. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of our coastal resources in the Palmetto State for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.


SCDNR’S Boating Skills Virtual Trainer

SCDNR’s virtual trainer makes learning basic boating skills easier than ever. With the assistance of Pioneer Boats, DNR was able to place three 32 inch screens on an actual center console boat, mounted insider a trailer, for a virtual boating experience like none other in the United States. Steering, throttle and other controls are exactly like those found on a real boat.

The virtual experience can be adjusted for wind and current strength and day/night scenarios. Students can learn about docking, mooring, pivot turns and more on a virtual waterway free from the hazards that can occur on the water.


Cape Fear Community College

Wooden Boat Building Program

The CFCC Boat Building program prepares inpiduals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry. Today’s boat builders are skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of a wide variety of materials. Graduates may find employment with yacht manufacturers or with other companies needing wood furniture or moldings fabricated and installed. Other employment opportunities can be found in the fiberglass industry and in boat maintenance and repair yards. CFCC will display a recently completed Christmas Wherry (see photo at right) at this year’s boat show.

Contact: Mark Bayne 910-362-7151
email: mbayne@cfcc.edu
web: CFCC Boat Building School


Dan the Knot Man & The Spirit Knot Tyers

Dan Machowski – we know him as Dan the Knot Man – will be on hand to demonstrate knot tying. Dan is a member of the Spirit Knot Tyers and former president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.Children and adults can test their knot tying skills in the “Six Knot Challenge”, where the challenge is to tie six elementary knots against the clock. The world record is 8.1 seconds! At the end of the day the champion knot tyer will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

  • Alan Folsom’s knotting blog has animations of basic knots: CLICK HERE 

The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Try your hand at the oars with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet. Gig rows begin at noon and will continue until 4pm from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. Each row takes about 45 minutes.The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was founded in 1995 in Charleston SC to get inner city middle school children involved in boatbuilding and boating. The mentors built two Joe Dobler designed pilot gigs with the kids, and they row early mornings three days a week.The original Mosquito Fleet were the mid 19th century Gullah fishermen of the South Carolina  and Georgia Lowcountry, who rowed out upwind in the morning in small wooden boats and sailed back downwind in the evening; they arrived home at twilight along with swarms of Lowcountry mosquitoes and sold their catch in local markets.


Waccamaw Riverkeeper

Meet Waccamaw Riverkeeper, Emma Boyer. It is her job to advocate for the ecological, social and economic health and integrity of the Waccamaw River watershed. These responsibilities include:

  • educating the public about the work of the Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® program
  • recruiting, training and maintaining a  volunteer network to serve as the “eyes and ears” of their local communities
  • maintaining an on-the-river presence to investigate pollution sources, support monitoring efforts, provide education, and raise public awareness of river issues
  • Website: Waccamaw Riverkeeper

Pee Dee Land Trust

The mission of the Pee Dee Land Trust is to conserve and promote an appreciation of the natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.The Pee Dee Land Trust protects resources through voluntary conservation easement agreements, working with individual landowners to ensure protection of places important to all.Education and outreach includes outdoor excursions, the popular Sportsmen’s Series, and partnering with local governments, educational institutions, businesses, and other nonprofits to educate the public about the importance of conservation. Website: The Pee Dee Land Trust


Lowcountry Maritime Society

The goal of the Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) is to provide access to the water and provide experiences on and around the water while supporting the community surrounding these areas. Lowcountry Maritime Society’s programs focus on: Education, Lowcountry maritime history and culture, Community development and Family Development.


Sea Tow Boating Safety Challenge  11 am – 2 pm

Sea Tow will demonstrate the importance of boating safety with the ‘Sea Tow Boating Safety Challenge’, an interactive series of activities that educates children and adults. Children will have the opportunity to win a life vest.

2014 Educational Exhibits & Activities

Children’s Model BoatBuilding

Children can build and embellish a wooden boat model and then test sail it in a pond on Front Street. Two model kits are available at $15 each: a paddleboat and a sailboat. The kits are made and assembled by Wooden Boat Show volunteers and proceeds from sales benefit the SC Maritime Museum.


Cape Fear Community College

Wooden Boat Building Program

The CFCC Boat Building program prepares inpiduals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry. Today’s boat builders are skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of a wide variety of materials. Graduates may find employment with yacht manufacturers or with other companies needing wood furniture or moldings fabricated and installed. Other employment opportunities can be found in the fiberglass industry and in boat maintenance and repair yards. CFCC will display a recently completed Christmas Wherry (see photo at right) at this year’s boat show.

Contact: Mark Bayne 910-362-7151
email: mbayne@cfcc.edu
web: CFCC Boat Building School


Pee Dee Land Trust

The mission of the Pee Dee Land Trust is to conserve and promote an appreciation of the natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.The Pee Dee Land Trust protects resources through voluntary conservation easement agreements, working with individual landowners to ensure protection of places important to all.Education and outreach includes outdoor excursions, the popular Sportsmen’s Series, and partnering with local governments, educational institutions, businesses, and other nonprofits to educate the public about the importance of conservation. Website: The Pee Dee Land Trust


Waccamaw Riverkeeper

Meet Waccamaw Riverkeeper, Paula Reidhaar. It is her job to advocate for the ecological, social and economic health and integrity of the Waccamaw River watershed. These responsibilities include:

  • educating the public about the work of the Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® program
  • recruiting, training and maintaining a  volunteer network to serve as the “eyes and ears” of their local communities
  • maintaining an on-the-river presence to investigate pollution sources, support monitoring efforts, provide education, and raise public awareness of river issues
  • Website: Waccamaw Riverkeeper

Dan the Knot Man & The Spirit Knot Tyers

Dan Machowski – we know him as Dan the Knot Man – will be on hand to demonstrate knot tying. Dan is a member of the Spirit Knot Tyers and former president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.Children and adults can test their knot tying skills in the “Six Knot Challenge”, where the challenge is to tie six elementary knots against the clock. The world record is 8.1 seconds! At the end of the day the champion knot tyer will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

  • Alan Folsom’s knotting blog has animations of basic knots: CLICK HERE 

The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Try your hand at the oars with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet. Gig rows begin at noon and will continue until 4pm from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. Each row takes about 45 minutes.The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was founded in 1995 in Charleston SC to get inner city middle school children involved in boatbuilding and boating. The mentors built two Joe Dobler designed pilot gigs with the kids, and they row early mornings three days a week.The original Mosquito Fleet were the mid 19th century Gullah fishermen of the South Carolina  and Georgia Lowcountry, who rowed out upwind in the morning in small wooden boats and sailed back downwind in the evening; they arrived home at twilight along with swarms of Lowcountry mosquitoes and sold their catch in local markets.


Sea Scout Ship 510 (USS Yorktown CV10 ASSOC)

Sea Scouts are a maritime themed program of the Boy Scouts of America. SHIP 510 is a coed unit for ages 14-20 in the greater Charleston area. SHIP 510 is chartered by USS Yorktown CV10 Association and meets aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.The Sea Scouts will be exhibiting the SSTV Irish Rose, a CK17 that was built by Mr. Fred Neustadt and named for his Irish Rose, Elizabeth. Mrs. Neustadt donated the vessel and trailer to the Sea Scouts through the generous support of Mr. John Sayre of Sayre Sailing in Mt. Pleasant.


The South Carolina Youth Sailing Program (SCYSP)

The SC Youth Sailing Program – a project of the South Carolina Maritime Museum – is underway.The first training boat, an Optimist Pram named Coastal Fleyer, has been sponsored by Dr. Rick DeChamplain of Coastal Eye Group and constructed by SCYSP committee members Ken Skerman and Bill Hartis.

Coastal Fleyer will be on display at the Wooden Boat Show. Volunteers will be on hand to provide information about the program. Those interested in the program will have the opportunity to sponsor the building of additional boats and be recognized on the hull and young people can sign up for next year’s training.For more information about the SC Youth Sailing Program contact Susan Sanders at 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org. You can visit the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front Street or mail PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC 29442.


U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 12-10

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wil present boat and water related safety information and literature.The Coast Guard will introduce it’s newest member, Coastie the Safety Boat. Shaped like a real Coast Guard Cutter, Coastie is just the right size for teaching children. He has navigation and searchlights, a rotating beacon, a siren, an air horn, and eyes and eyelids that move meaningfully. He talks, plays music, and interacts with the instructor and the children during the presentation. He even has a bilge pump that pumps water like a real boat; that always brings smiles and laughter to all when used.Coastie teaches rules about what to do and not do in a water emergency situation. For instance, Coastie teaches children how to throw or reach something to a person who is in trouble in the water rather than going in to try to save him. He also teaches slogans that kids remember like “Don’t Just Pack It! Wear Your Life Jacket!” and “Always Swim With A Buddy In A Supervised Area.”


United States Coast Guard Station GeorgetownUSCG Georgetown will have information about USCG missions, history and recruiting. There will also be information about the Chief Petty officer’s Association, a non-profit organization supporting USCG enlisted members, their families and the local community.


Sea Tow Boating Safety Challenge  11 am – 2 pm

Sea Tow will demonstrate the importance of boating safety with the ‘Sea Tow Boating Safety Challenge’, an interactive series of activities that educates children and adults. Children will have the opportunity to win a life vest.