I have always wanted to recommend stopping in McClellanville, South Carolina, as this idyllic village is a real throwback to yesteryear, with its moss shrouded lanes, and quaint homes that look as if they just stepped out of the early 1900’s. However, until very recently, the “marina” here, known officially as Leland Oil Company, was so rough, it was a real trade-off against the community’s other charms.
Now, a recently completed upgrade project (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=81422) has lifted Leland Oil Company into the modern era. And so, we hope to stop here far more often in the future. May you too be so fortunate.
For those of you travelling the ICW north of Charleston try a stopover in McClellanville. Jeremy Creek is narrow but depth is well maintained by shrimpers. Shrimp season just opened today here in Charleston County, so expect to see more shrimpers out in the ocean catching our dinner!
Upgraded McClellanville, SC Marina
On Jeremy Creek off ICW at Mile 430
New 440 feet of floating dock with water and power stations [20, 30 & 50 amps]. Fuel dock.
Wi-Fi available. About two blocks from the seafood dock/retail sales and in the heart of the historic district. Good restaurant within walking distance.
Contact Duane Merritt, dockmaster, at (843) 887-3641.
Bill and Robin Evans
M/V Rambler (formerly Blue Magic)
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