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Stopping by The Marina at Edisto Beach on May 30 it was clear that things were busy. The ship’s store was fully staffed and customers were buying shirts, cold drinks and other beach supplies, and the dock staff was busy with boats on the fuel dock. Brian Bell was moving a cabin cruiser from a private boat slip with the help of Captain Charles Yeomans and I was able to complete a quick interview on the back of that boat.
“Our Invitational Billfish Tournament will be held on July 22 – 25 and we already have 12 boats registered to fish,” said Bell. “New this year is that we are moving the live entertainment to Bay Creek Park, which is where the food and drink has been located in recent years.” Not that long ago the food and dinner station was located in a paved area that got very hot, and the addition of the park has really helped to make the evenings along the creek much more enjoyable for all members of the family.
Newly elected Edisto Mayor Jane Darby spoke with me about the Marina at Edisto Beach, and was quick to share that her husband Larry is a long-time employee there. “We are excited about the Marina at Edisto Beach and their billfish tournament in July, since it always falls at a good time in late July to bolster the local economy,” said Darby. “Going down to the docks to see the daily weigh-ins is a fan favorite with Edisto families, and I know that well since I volunteer to help with the overflow parking on those days.”
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|Capt. Yeomans and Brian Bell on the fuel docks|
|Moving boats around is part of daily life for Bell|