The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina


A new display at the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown called “HENRIETTA, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina,” effectively combines illustrations and illuminations to explain the huge amount of resources needed to construct the square-rigged HENRIETTA.

“The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina: Nineteenth-Century Shipbuilding & the Devastation of Lowcountry Virgin Forests,” goes into even more detail about this dramatic historic event.

This 18 minute documentary video includes the history of the HENRIETTA (at about the 6 minute mark). The documentary can be seen at the SC Maritime Museum as part of the HENRIETTA exhibit…

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