Old Santee Canal Park – Moncks Corner, South Carolina


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Old Santee Canal Park is a 195-acre park located along the Cooper River in Moncks Corner. The park was constructed in 1989 near the southernmost section of the Old Santee Canal.

Old Santee Canal

John Diskes of Summerville, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Chartered in 1786 and completed in 1800, the Santee Canal was the first summit canal built in America. It was also an integral part of a growing South Carolina economy, as it connected the Santee and Cooper rivers and provided a safer, more direct route for goods to travel from the Upstate and the Midlands to the port of Charleston. Among the shareholders of the charter were several notable South Carolinians, including William Moultrie, Francis Marion, and Charles Pinckney.

Stony Landing Plantation House

Mike Stroud of Bluffton, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The 22-mile canal operated until the 1850s, when increasing costs and competition from railroads forced the shareholders to surrender the charter. Most of the abandoned canal disappeared in the early 1940s with the creation of Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, but sections of it can still be seen along the park’s trails. The canal was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Old Santee Canal CSS David

Mike Stroud of Bluffton, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Today, visitors can explore the history and natural beauty of the area as the park offers nearly four miles of boardwalks and trails as well as an interpretive learning center. Also located on the grounds of the park are the Berkley County Museum and the Stony Landing Plantation house, which was built in the early 1840s.

Reflections on Old Santee Canal Park


Photographer Mike Stroud shares information and insight on the CSS David replica pictured above:

“CSS David – This Confederate vessel revolutionized the concepts of war at sea with a torpedo attack on the new Ironsides in Charleston Harbor on October 5, 1863. It was constructed on Stony Landing Plantation, Berkeley County, where this full scale replica is exhibited. This replica of the “Little David” was originally constructed as an historical exhibit in 1970 by students and staff at Trident Technical College in North Charleston in preparation for South Carolina’s Tricentennial observance. In 2004, members of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. of Charleston completely refurbished the replica, restoring it to the specifications and details of the Little David’s original construction in 1863. More than 5,000 man hours went into the effort. The organization maintains the exhibit and provides speakers to groups who visit the display to study its rich nautical history. Funding for this restoration project came from proceeds of the Berkeley Museum’s annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show.”

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Old Santee Canal Park Info


Address: 900 Stony Landing Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29641
Website: http://www.oldsanteecanalpark.org/

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3 Comments about Old Santee Canal Park

RionaNo Gravatar says:
May 13th, 2015 at 7:43 am

The Stony Landing plantation house is awesome.

HarlyNo Gravatar says:
April 20th, 2015 at 8:08 am

:p

HarlyNo Gravatar says:
April 20th, 2015 at 8:08 am

I’m doing a project on the David and this website was lots of help!!!!!! 😉





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