Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Charleston Harbor Marina, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA

The Charleston Harbor Marina is the largest marina in the state of South Carolina, with 459 slips. It is situated on the Mt. Pleasant side of Charleston harbor with views of Fort Sumter, the skyline of Charleston, the Ravenel bridge, and the Patriot's Point permanent berth of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.

The Yorktown was commissioned in April 1943 and decommissioned in 1970 and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriot's Point. She is a National Historic Landmark. The Ravenel Bridge opened in 2005 and hosts a very popular bike/pedestrian protected lane - it's on my list of things to do..... it is the tallest thing around for miles here in the "low country."

The USS Yorktown.  She served for many years in the Pacific supporting U.S. war efforts in WWII, the Vietnam War, and later as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission. The submarine is the USS Clamagore.

A view of one of the piers in the marina, downtown Charleston is across the river.

The best bicycle cup holder ever!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting about Charleston having the largest marina in the state...didn't know that little factoid (and I pretty much know EVERYTHING...just ask my husband...ha ha). Love your blog...informative AND entertaining with GREAT photography. I see a second career...