Wooden Boat Show News

The Show Will Go On!

We are not cancelling the show.
Downtown Georgetown is not in the area that was hit the hardest by the SC floods. Some businesses on Front Street experienced flooding and water damage but they are getting their shops in order and will be ready for the boat show. Sponsorships and exhibitor registrations continue to roll in and, as of today, not one exhibitor has cancelled.

Statement from Georgetown Co. Emergency Management
Flooding Update:  October 8, 2015
There has been quite a bit of confusion and misinformation following statements made by the governor earlier today. We do not currently have any evacuations recommended for the Pawleys Island or City of Georgetown areas. If you have any questions, please call our Disaster Call Center at (843) 545-3273 or visit www.facebook.com/gtcountysc for accurate and up to date information.

Weather for the weekend of October 17 and 18:
http://www.wunderground.com/us/sc/georgetown

Our facebook page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/GeorgetownWoodenBoatShow

Book Your Stay:
http://hammockcoastsc.com/places-to-stay/

Traveling by boat:
Visit: https://activecaptain.com/
Visit Weekly Local Notices to Mariners (LNM): http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=7 LNM’s are issued on Tuesday.  Last week’s LNM had no mention of the floods.  So it is more probable that Tuesday Oct. 13 issue #41-15 will have some update.  However, mariner’s transiting the ICW either north or south of Georgetown should be advised that Aids to Navigation (ATON’s) may be missing or off station, and it will probably be a while before discrepancies are reported.
You can contact U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla staff officer for public affairs in Georgetown:
Bill Unger –  Home tel. 843-527-7840 or email wm.c.unger@gmail.com
Report from Bill Unger about Marinas along the ICW (Sunday, Oct 11 ):
Bucksport 843-397-5566 —They are pumping gasoline, but their deisel pump was damaged by the flood
Wacca Wache 843-651-2994 — currently not pumping fuel, possible transient docking available
Reserve Harbor 843-235-8262 — good fuel
Heritage Plantation 843-237-3650 — awaiting call back for conditions
Georgetown Landing 843-546-1776 — good fuel
Belle Isle 843-546-8491

Traveling by car: (Sunday, Oct 11)
http://www.511sc.org/
http://dbw.scdot.org/RoadConditions2/default.aspx 
Highways to Georgetown:
Hwy. 521, Hwy. 701, Hwy 17 north & south are all open.
Hwy. 51 is currently closed on the east side of the Browns Ferry Bridge (Black River) and at Lanes Creek Bridge just west of Johnson & Dunbar roads.
Dunbar Rd. and bridge across the Black River may still be closed as well as some local roads in Georgetown Co. north of the Black River.

 

 

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"The Crew" is an all volunteer staff of enthusiatic locals who love wooden boats, the Wooden Boat Show, all things Georgetown... and goats.

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