Tall Ships, a Part of Charleston's Maritime History

Even a first-time visitor to Charleston can take a look around and see the city has deep maritime roots. The area's first inhabitants arrived via ship and settled into this southern city by the sea.The Cooper and Ashley Rivers, plus the nearby Atlantic Ocean turned Charleston into a wealthy seaport, exporting rice, indigo and cotton. By 1750, Charleston was a bustling trade center for the southern colonies and quite a … Read More

Get to Know Three Tall Ships from Charleston and Beyond

Imagine life aboard a Tall Ship - the billowing sails, the creaking of timber, and the slap of the rigging as the magnificent vessel plows through the waves. Imagine the excitement of the crew when the words "Whales!" or "Land ho!" are shouted from the crow's nest by the lookout.Well, you don't have to just imagine. Experience it for yourself at the Tall Ships Festival where you can board nine … Read More