Shrimping in Georgetown

At the head of Winyah Bay in Georgetown County, South Carolina is the town of Georgetown.  One of the oldest cities in South Carolina, it sits where the Black, Pee Dee, Waccamaw, and Santee Rivers converge.  It is no wonder this site has been an imported port since before the American Revolution.

Up each river were vast rice plantations in colonial South Carolina.  The rice would be grown on site and then shipped down to Georgetown on barges to be sold.  The rice fields in South Carolina are one of the few places that can be seen from space.  The Great Wall of China is another.

The docks in the center of town house Independent Seafood, our go to place for fresh shrimp during our annual family vacation on Pawley’s Island.  We spend quite a few afternoons waiting for the boats to come in so we can go get dinner…gotta love low country  living.

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