Saturday, June 12, 2010

Marine Association's Marina Appreciation Day

Suzi DuRant of Charleston is the Executive Director of the S.C. Marine Association (, which is raising awareness for marinas on July 12 along the coast. DuRant was in Myrtle Beach to attend the day of festivities at Harbourgate Marina which included SCDNR boater education courtesy inspections and remarks from Horry County officials. The also marked Marina Day with live music on the docks and Harbormaster Stan Jones said, "This is part of our community building program that we established when I took over management the marina on Saint Patrick's Day." Charleston Harbor Marina (CHM) offers 459 slips for boaters and non-ethanol products for fueling, plus since the CHM Resort is located at the end of the boardwalk, boaters that purchase dockage at CHM have access to amenities like the swimming pool and the Reel Bar. Jones hopes to bring back charter captains to CHM and to include overnight stays at the Resort with their charter trips, and CHM will host a portion of the Carolina Billfish Classic ( on June 23 - 26. Another reason to stop by CHM sometime is their Rockin' at the Point concerts that occur on Friday's from May through July on their white sand beach. Looking ahead the CHM will be Charleston's July 4th headquarters with a Saturday concert July 3 with reggae band Steel Pulse followed by fireworks at Patriots Point. Inquire with the Resort and Marina about concert packages with rooms, tickets, water taxi and more!

PhotoByJeffDennis: The fuel dock at the Chas. Harbor Marina is in the shadow of the U.S.S. Yorktown at Patriots Point

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