Shrimp Trawlers – Port Royal, South Carolina
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The town of Port Royal is strategically located near the mouth of the Beaufort River. It was the site of Spanish and French settlements dating from the 16th century, and played an important role in both the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Photographer Lamar Nix says that “today diverse nautical vessels pass by, from sleek sailing ships to working, shrimp trawlers. The Port Royal docks are an especially alluring nautical landmark that is rich with visual treasures, both nautical and avian.”
Photographer Jerry Britt writes: “I stumbled across this beautiful scene on a business trip to Port Royal. I went to the dock hoping to find the restaurant adjacent to the dock open for lunch. Unfortunately, the restaurant wasn’t open but at least I got a great picture that symbolizes the Lowcountry area.”
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