Actual arrival: October 13, 2009
Actual departure: October 16, 2009
Charleston Port Host: South Carolina Maritime Foundation
Public Events during the Charleston Port Call – October 12-15
Event: Dockside open house including opportunities to meet the crew, view Ocean Watch, and see marine science demonstrations conducted by the onboard educator from the Pacific Science Center. All ages welcome, no cost to attend.
Date: Tuesday, October 13th
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Charleston Maritime Center: 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401.
Event: Expedition presentation conducted by the Ocean Watch crew. All ages welcome, no cost to attend.
Date: Wednesday, October 14th
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Location: Charleston County Main Library: 68 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401.
*Please note that all event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please refer to this page for updates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The port city of Charleston is located roughly half way down the coast of South Carolina where the Ashley River meets the Cooper. Charleston’s port is the second largest container seaport on the East Coast of the United States and the fourth largest in North America. With a total of five terminals and a new one under construction, commerce and tourism are the leading sources of revenue for the city. However, pollutants are a serious issue in Charleston Harbor with a recent study revealing that dolphins and Loggerhead turtles show high levels of contaminants – a clear indication that the environmental health of the coastal region is threatened.