Lowcountry Maritime Society teaches students to build boat

The Post and Courier
November 27, 2016

Jaylin Porter, a fifth-grader, loves the power drill. “It makes a loud sound,” he said, by way of explanation. On a recent Monday morning in a classroom-turned-woodworking shop at Jane Edwards Elementary, Porter, who just turned 11, impatiently waited his turn in line for a chance to drill a screw into the stem of a wooden row-boat and its starboard side.


Local program teaches students the art of boat building

Charleston City Paper
November 9, 2016

Growing up along the water in Beaufort and Hilton Head, Prentice Brower considers himself lucky to have had sailing in his life from a young age. Now, as the executive director of the Lowcountry Maritime Society, Brower has taken that appreciation of the sea and used it to teach local students not only how to enjoy boating, but also develop the educational skills they’ll need to be successful.


The Lowcountry Maritime Society – Heading Back to the Future

Southwinds Digital Magazine
September 2016

Only two years old, LMS is already sparking interest in the region’s maritime heritage. When you think about it, one of the more compelling aspects about coastal communities is that there’s almost always some focus on a particular region’s maritime history.


Port Royal Sound Maritime Center Day Campers Get a Taste of the Outdoors

South Carolina Natural Resources Blog
July 30, 2016

On a recent sunny Monday morning at the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center in Okatie, parents dropped a group of kids off for the first day of a week-long day camp focused on teaching the type of outdoor skills that Beaufort County residents have relied upon to harvest the bounty of the sound for generations. Throughout the week, campers received a generous helping of science and natural resources education from camp leader Chris Kehrer and the other counselors and volunteers.


Water Is Our Common Bond: The Lowcountry Maritime Society

Mount Pleasant Magazine
July/August 2016

The bodies of water that run through the Lowcountry sometimes feel like old friends. We become familiar with their ebb and flow, twists and turns and rocky oyster beds. For many, these streams, creeks, inlets and harbors provide a livelihood. The Lowcountry Maritime Society is an organization built on the belief that access to the water, and the many traditions that coincide with coastal living, should be reachable to all. Through summer camps and school programs, they bring the joy of life at sea to others, one boat-building venture at a time.


Lowcountry Maritime Society holding 2nd Annual Spring Boat Launch Saturday

WCBD News 2
April 30, 2016

Lowcountry Maritime Society, a non-profit dedicated to revitalizing coastal Carolina’s maritime culture, is holding its 2nd Annual Spring Boat Launch.

As part of the Charleston In-Water Boat Show at Brittlebank Park, the event will launch 12 new Bevin Skiffs built by students at Simmons-Pinckney Middle and Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Schools.


Making Waves

Charleston Magazine
October 2015

We’re all here for the water: That’s Prentice Brower’s take on the Lowcountry, as well as the story behind every job he’s ever had, from sailing teacher to Barrier Island Boatbuilders apprentice to his latest post at the Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS). His maiden voyage as LMS executive director? After-school programs taught by volunteers dedicated to helping students connect with their heritage. “We want to open the doors to a maritime way of life,” Brower says.