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Leland Oil Company

Posted by admin | Posted on 07-24-2008

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22. Leland Oil Company
(843) 887-3641
Statute Mile: 430
Lat/Lon: near 33 04.974 North/079 27.734 West
Location: sits on the northern shores of Jeremy Creek, in the heart of McClellanville, hard by the stream’s charted turn to the west
Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot per night, 30 amp power-$4.50, 50 amp power-$6.50
Type of Dockage: floating aluminum face docks
Total number of slips/berths: 6
Special Note: total dock replacement at Leland Marine is now open
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access: Available
Restaurant: one within walking distance
Restaurant Recommendations: T. W. Graham and Company (only for lunch Tuesday through Sunday,and for evening meals Thursday through Saturday, 843-887-4342)
Provisioning Possibilities: marina can often provide transportation to Dollar General one mile away
LPG (Propane) Availability: Marina staff can sometimes provide transportation to Bull’s Ace Supply 1 1/2 miles away that offers LPG tank refill and/or Dollar General or Kangaroo Convenience Store 1 mile away for LPG tank exchange
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Available
Depths: entrance into Jeremy Creek from the AICW has shoaled to less than 3 feet at MLW, as of fall, 2013. Depths improve to 5 feet or better farther upstream. Most vessels will have to time their arrival and egress for mid to high tide

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (22)

Came in to McClellanville to get out of the rain. The Leland Oil Company was empty as this is not the time that Cruisers go north. the attending Dock master, Rutledge, was wonderful. Loaned his truck to us to go to the diner for lovely fish/shrimp dinner. we were to leave the next morning but the radar showed nothing but big thunder storms. We decided to enjoy this lovely place for another day and do some engine oil change. Found a problem which led a series of folks that found the right guys to fix the situation. Such good and talented people in the small out of the way places. When I commented to the young man working on the problem I asked him how he learned to do these things his comment was “we are in the middle of nowhere so we have to know.”
I highly recommend this stop to all. floating docks are wonderful as well with the huge tides.
Capt Dick

Came in to McClellanville to get out of the rain. The Leland Oil Company was empty as this is not the time that Cruisers go north. the attending Dock master, Rutledge, was wonderful. Loaned his truck to us to go to the diner for lovely fish/shrimp dinner. we were to leave the next morning but the radar showed nothing but big thunder storms. We decided to enjoy this lovely place for another day and do some engine oil change. Found a problem which led a series of folks that found the right guys to fix the situation. Such good and talented people in the small out of the way places. When I commented to the young man working on the problem I asked him how he learned to do these things his comment was “we are in the middle of nowhere so we have to know.”
I highly recommend this stop to all. floating docks are wonderful as well with the huge tides.
Capt Dick

We stayed at the Leland oil Co. We draw 5’3 and made it in and out following their directions. The town was quaint, not much there, but a peaceful stop over.
Patricia Sienstra

Hi Claiborne,
Diana and I were through McClellanville last month and thought you’d like an update on what Dwayne’s up to at Leland Oil.
ICW veterans have long known about the shrimp boat docks at McClellanville, SC (STM 430.0).
In the past, you’d trade beer to raft up for the night In the tiny harbor of Jeremy Creek. But, of course, you’d have to stay up with the shrimpers to drink the beer … and then untangle your boat at oh-dark-thirty so they could get off to work and you could catch a few hours of sleep before moving on.
Now there is a more “civilized” alternative. Last year, Dwayne Merritt at Leland Oil put in floating docks to provide a place for recreational boats to tie up for the night, allowing them to keep their beer … and get some sleep.
We recently stayed at Leland Oil and saw first-hand the new floating docks. Very nice! And Dwayne continues to make this facility more welcoming to cruising sail and power boats.
McClellanville is worth a saunter, a quiet village of well-kept houses clustered on a few blocks near the shrimp docks. With its small streets, lack of traffic, and friendly residents, walking the town feels like going back a few decades.
There is one stop in town, the local seafood restaurant, T.W. Graham. In true small-town style, it has abbreviated hours but is worth the wait. FRESH-FRESH seafood!
Best and see you On the Water,
Captains Mark & Diana Doyle

We stayed at Leland Oil in McClellanville on 16th May 2012 on our 50′ Benetau with a 6′ draft. The entrance to the the creek was a little shallow but no real problem (a foot above low). At the dock during a normal low tide we still had 6″ on the bottom. Plenty of space on the new dock easy tie up and departure. The fishing boats all respected the no wake which made for a very pleasant quiet nights sleep, we will visit again.

We haven’t been there since Leland Oil Company began the renovation. Jeremy Creek was being dredged during our last visit, and we were extremely happy with the rumor that there was a possibility of a dock in progress. We own six acres on Drayton Lane, immediately across from ‘Gussie’s’ house, and the church which is on the grounds of the slave cemetery. (This church was turned on its foundation during Hurricane Hugo in 1989) McClellanville is on the Historic Registry for those who may not be aware; and the two restaurants in our small little town can compete with any 5 Star restaurant around. Plus, the seating is a lot more comfortable.
We are full-time cruisers and are proud of McClellanville for its citizens caring enough to progress slowly without spoiling its heritage. Since cruisers and McClellanville share a lot in common, we look forward to taking our sv Gypsysails into Jeremy Creek with the first opportunity that prevails.
Thank you Leland Oil Company, we will be sure to share with as many cruisers as we can, because they appreciate communities like ours.
Ginger & Maury Thompson

Stopped in last fall. nice people-short walk into small town ‘down home’ cooking in local restaurant.
JiM Lady Lady

Stayed overnight on Sunday 4/29. Great new floating dock. Full up that night, 7 boats. Great place between Georgetown ans Charleston. Amenities are spartan, should be upgraded on ground level. Met by Dockmaster Duane to tie up. Highly recommended.

Stayed here 4-30. Great new floating docks as advertised. Daune greeted us at the dock and did a good job tying up the boat. We had a wonderful afternooin biking thru the town. Saw a 1000+ year old oak tree. The village museum is only open Thurs Fri and Sat. We will have to see it next time,

Ron & Audrey
Aboard Lucky Girl

McClellanville, SC (MM 430) LeLand Oil Co. dock on Jeremy Creek – new floating docks with 30/50 amp power and water. $1.50 per foot plus $6.50 for 50 amp. No provisioning close by. With our 5 foot draft we were able to depart one hour after low tide on 12 Apr 2012. Nice small southern town – easy place to walk and explore. Two fresh seafood stores and one resturant – check business hours.
Captain Dick – M/V Emerald Lady

March 31, Stayed at Leland Oil Company and had a peaceful night! Brand new floating aluminum docks with new pedestals shows a strong desire to cater to more cruisers. Met and assisted dockside upon arrival. The fuel is convenient and the price is competitive. The rest of the amenities are a little Spartan but the walk around the town is spectacular if you like tree and Spanish moss covered streets and classic southern small town homes. A wonderful stay in a working harbor and we will keep coming back.

We were here a few years ago on Easter. Duane invited us to acompany he and his family to a local restraunt for Easter Dinner. It was wonderful. Another time he gave us a ride to a grocery store.
Now the new floating docks are done…They came out great…
Easy acces, new power pedastals Nice wide allum float.
What we love about this place is the hospitality, the down home charm of the area for taking a walk. A couple of FRESH seafood stores….(walking distance) This trip we are here in time for softshell crabs.
Check out the 1000 yr old Live Oak tree.
The only thing you can hear here……..Nothing!
Talk about peace and quiet.
The entrance off the ICW. Stay in the center is the key
We draw 5 1/2′ no prob 1/2 tide.

Mar 26,2012
The updates to our docks at Leland Oil Co. are now complete and we are open for business.
Duane Merritt

Leland Oil Co. is in the process of replacing our fixed wooden docks with new floating docks. Should be ready by March 10 with the utilities in by the 20th. Hope to see some of you soon.
Duane Merritt, Dockmaster

Gased up on 04/03/2010, neat ole town atmosphere!

We stayed at Leland Oil Co. on January 7, 2010. What a beautiful location! Claiborne Young’s Cruising Guide to South Carolina and Georgia was what lured us in, and we agree, McClellanville is mystical and magical. Time has completely forgotten it, and that is a joy to experience. The Episcopal Church, overhung with Spanish Moss and live oaks, is spectacular. Don’t fail to go in.
Leland Oil Co. is very friendly and most accommodating. The restroom is basic, but provides a shower and all other necessities. We will certainly Return on the return north to Norfolk.
Norman Mason

If you walk out water street from the marina and turn right on oak and left on pinckney you will soon see TW Grahams seafood restaurant on the right. This is a wonderful place run by friendly folks who really know their seafood. Just beyond Grahams and a few small shops you will find the Pinckney Street Kitchen serving fresh sandwiches, subs, wraps and Breyers Ice cream.
Ron Rubottom

Your cruising guide asks for comments concerning McClellanville, so I thought I would forward my impressions.
We left Georgetown intending to anchor in Awendaw Creek and found that your cruising guide no longer recommends it. So we thought, what the heck, we’ll see what McClellanville is like and check out Leland Oil Company because it sounds intriguing. I would not hesitate to recommend it and you’ll be lucky if you get in. But you need the right mindset to enjoy it.
McClellanville is like stepping back 200 years in time. There is nothing here—one restaurant, no shopping of any kind except fresh seafood—and we like it that way. The streets are lined with huge oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. The people are incredibly friendly and Leland Oil Company is great. The floating dock is about 100 feet long and currently filled with us (45 feet) and a 40-foot Catalina. Good thing we called ahead! The fixed dock it’s attached to looks like it’s on its last legs, but since it still standing at the moment, that works for us. But we are enjoying this place far more than we did Georgetown. We are sitting in the cockpit watching the shrimp trawlers coming in against a beautiful sunset with nary a steel mill in sight. It’s definitely our cup of tea.
Susan Hopkins
S/V Adastra

Dear Claiborne,
We spent a lovely afternoon and night at McClellanville, SC at Leland Marine’s small floating dock. Love that climb up the rungs of the wooden ladder from the floating dock to the fixed dock at low tide!
At low tide the entrance to Jeremy Creek, McClellanville, has five foot depths. We were just above low tide and found depths of a hair above 5 feet in the middle of the entrance sandbar. The folks at Leland’s advised us to favor the starboard side entering the creek, which helped.
The shrimp we bought off the shrimp boat docked ahead of us was among the best we’ve ever had; tasted like lobster.
Jane Tigar
S/V Lady Jane

Claiborne:
As it turned out, I found myself in the vicinity of McClennanville and no other overnight choices so I pulled in. I suggest a new name for the place: “The Marina at the End of the Universe.” The head and shower were nasty. The floating dock had missing boards. It is a scarey place.
John
Albin-25
Ms Bettencourt

Leland Oil Co. McClellanville ($1 a foot)
This is another place that is somewhere in the middle, from Wacca Wachi or Georgetown to Charleston, for those who want a dock not an anchor. Dwayne is the owner and although the docks are not upscale they are secure and have power and showers. Ladders up from floating dock unless it is high tide then you step across. These are working fuel docks where the owner is working to improve the amenities and the visual look of the area to get more cruisers in. I have stayed here three times and since it is halfway it is perfect. Each time Dwayne has driven me up to either the ‘Red Dot’ store (think booze) or to the fresh seafood store. This is a working port so you get fresh local seafood in season or frozen off season. This seafood store has some of the best shrimp dip along the ICW. If you travel with animals be advised Dwayne has a dog, ‘Beau’ who wants to play with dogs and it seems every house off the property has some type of dog. Dwayne puts Beau inside when cruisers stay over who have dogs. I would recommend this for some one looking to tie up for the night or to hold for weather not a destination marina.
Pat Banyas
Marguerite

Cruising News: I’d like to comment on docking in McClellanville. I don’t think there is any place I’ve enjoyed docking more than in McClellanville. It is, indeed, rustic, but that’s its charm. Dolphins swam around our boat for hours, the sunsets were glorious, the shrimpers were great to watch coming in and going out, the town is beyond quaint. To me, that’s cruising at its best.
Margaret B. Smith
Messing About

Hi Claiborne,
We paid $2.12 including tax at Leland Oil in McClellanville this afternoon; noticed you didn’t get info from them this week. Â Had a wonderful lunch at TW Graham in town. As another cruiser wrote, this is a great change of pace stop and or just a nice transition from anchoring out as we have for the past few days: Cumberland River, Wahoo River, Vernon River, Beaufort and Church Creek in our case. By the way, we had good room and holding for our 56 footer in each spot, and winds have been in the high 20′s all week.
George and Ann
“Incentive” Hatteras 56MY

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