The mission of the Lowcountry Maritime Society is to help facilitate and promote the connection of the coastal South Carolina community with our natural marine environment.


A Few Words About Our Society

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The natural marine environment in the Lowcountry is stunningly beautiful and full of life. Our towns, cities, and people have developed in concert with this environment. We cherish our shorelines, our marshes, our beaches, and our rivers.

The Lowcountry Maritime Society wants to celebrate and share the natural resources of our region. For many people, access to the water is extremely limited, this weakens our identity as a coastal community. We want to share what we love by providing marine based opportunities and experiences to others.

Please contact us if you are interested in getting your school involved with our programs.

What We Do

LMS works to allign our programs with the curriculum that is already in use in individual schools. We work with schools and teachers in order to provide a well-rounded interdisciplinary experience for students.

  • STEM-based boat building classes in regional schools
  • Summer STEM Boat Building Camps
  • Archiving the Maritime History of the Lowcountry
  • Supporting the Marine Industries of the Lowcountry
  • Promoting the Marine Assets of the Lowcountry
  • Producing On-water and Marine Related Events

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Please Support Our Educational Efforts

Your tax-deductible donation is
greatly appreciated.


“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”  ―Plato

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