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    Fort Sumter

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No Fort Sumter Ferry from Patriots Point January 22-27

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Date: January 20, 2012
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11

There will be no Fort Sumter ferries departing from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant from January 22-27, 2012 due to dredging operations at Patriots Point.

The regularly scheduled ferry departing from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at 340 Concord Street in Charleston will be operating as usual during this period. Departures are scheduled daily at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM. Visitors should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure in order to park, purchase tickets and board the ferry.

For more information please contact the ferry boat concessioner, Fort Sumter Tours, Inc. at (843) 722-BOAT or online at http://www.fortsumtertours.com/.

Did You Know?

William Moultrie

The incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC