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Maritime Expo 2017

Staff Report for The Island Eye News

Photos by Rick Reed

A variety of different boats participated in the Maritime Expo, including this beautifully restored Chris Craft.

A good time was had at the first annual Sullivan’s Island Maritime Expo, sponsored by the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center. There was a wide variety of participating watercrafts on display.

This sailboat belongs to Sullivan’s Island resident Bunky Wichman.

Lots of folks bid on the silent auction to benefit the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center and most of the boat builders and restorers want to come back next year,” remarked Rick Reed, event organizer.

Past island resident John Martin, shows his Whitehall to IOP resident Dr. Jim Bethea.

Prior to the Maritime Expo the Lowcountry Maritime Society held a family boatbuilding workshop.


Over the course of the week participants built two boats.

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