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Savannah was a very interesting stop and thanks to Ken's for recommending that we dock at the free downtown dock. We met Kens and his wife for an enjoyable supper. It was nice to me him again and talk about boats.

As you may recall, I also like trains and Savannah had a railroad museum, so off we went to the train museum. They had a 44 ton industrial engine that pulled a passenger car around the yard.
Turning the train on the turntable
Turning the train on the turntable
The museum had a display that caught my eye. During the civil war, the union army removed sections of rail and then heated it up so they could bend the rail around a tree.
Bent rail
Bent rail
The museum had displays of steam engines and cars also.
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There were also displays of early machines at the railroad museum.
Old shopsmith type woodworking machine
Old shopsmith type woodworking machine
There were old model A depot hacks on display. Depot hacks were used to transport train passengers from the depot to the local hotel.
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Depot hack
Noreen had lots of shops to visit so I wondered around taking pictures.
Horse drawn carriage
Horse drawn carriage

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I even had to do a little shopping.
Candy store
Candy store
After the candy store stop, I had to walk off the extra calories.
Walkway bridge
Walkway bridge
Next stop will be Beaufort SC.

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Beaufort SC was a quieter stop. Old houses lined the streets of the second oldest town in South Carolina.
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Next stop Charleston SC.

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We docked in Charleston SC at the city dock on the cooper river. Next door to the city dock, a ferry ran out to Fort Sumter, so we boarded the ferry for a visit to the fort on April 12th. This date was the 160th anniversary of when the first shots were fired at the fort, which started the civil war. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the union.
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The fort was hit with 100's of cannon balls,which resulted in the walls being reduced to huge piles of bricks. The fort that you see today is rebuilt walls less than half as high as back in 1860.
Approaching Fort Sumter by water
Approaching Fort Sumter by water
Inside the fort there were numerous cannon's on display.
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At Fort Sumter
At Fort Sumter

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More pictures inside Fort Sumter.
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On the ferry ride back to town, I took a picture of our boat at the dock next to the ferry terminal. A couple of women saw me taking the picture and asked if I liked the looks of the boat. Of course I said yes, which at that point one of the ladies said, maybe someday I could have a boat. Then I pulled out a boat card and gave it to the woman. OH my god, that's your boat she said.
Docked in Charleston
Docked in Charleston
Also near our dock was the Charleston museum. Inside the museum, there were displays of early South Carolina.
Dugout boat
Dugout boat

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More pictures from inside the Charleston museum.
First steam engine train in Charleston
First steam engine train in Charleston
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Cannon balls
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Only a block from where we were docked in Charleston, a free trolley stopped that took us to the downtown area of Charleston. Once again lots of shops for Noreen to visit and more horse drawn carriages.
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City market
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Downtown Charleston
Downtown Charleston

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After spending 3 nights and 2 days in Charleston, it was time to more on North to our next stop, Georgetown SC. One last look at Charleston.
Downtown Charleston
Downtown Charleston

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Very nice Curt. I like Charleston a lot. Glad you enjoyed it.
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The wife and I love Charleston. Great history, architecture, food...
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Thanks for the update.
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Great pictures

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Curt,

Enjoying following your travels, glad to see you're back on track... great pics!

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Georgetown, SC was a layed back smaller town that also had a boardwalk on the waterfront. There was a day dock that we stopped at to tour the town and have a hamburger. In the evening, we pulled off the dock and anchored about 100 yards off the dock with about 4 other boats.
Georgetown boardwalk
Georgetown boardwalk
Downtown Georgetown SC
Downtown Georgetown SC
After staying one night in Georgetown, we moved on North up the ICW to a marina outside of Myrtle Beach, SC where we took on fuel for the first time. The marina was located off the ICW up a narrow channel.
Osprey marina channel at Myrtle Beach
Osprey marina channel at Myrtle Beach

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