Isle of Palms to Rockville SC
|The sun was just coming up over Isle of Palms as we were getting |
prepared for being towed to Rockville SC. The piers on Goat
Island, behind me while taking this photo, were
decorated with colorful Christmas lights.
The Big Tow
|The TowBoatUS boat was a twin-hulled fiberglass boat with twin |
outboard motors--this was a different boat than the one
that towed us to Isle of Palms. In this photo we
were being towed past Sullivan;s Island.
|The Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge opened for us before 9:00 AM |
because the tow is considered commercial traffic and
takes precedence over other traffic. The Ben
Sawyer Swing Bridge connects Sullivan's
Island to Mount Pleasant.
|We crossed the Charleston Harbor and came within about a mile |
of Charleston's historic district shown above. By the way,
Charleston is called the "Holy City" because of the
many churches located within the city.
|The final approach to Marine Propulsions' dock was made by |
hip-tying the two boats together. This allowed us
to approach the dock on our starboard side.