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 120 Broad Street 

 at The History Center 


 Hours: Tues-Fri 11-4, Sat 11-3 

Closed Sunday & Monday

Sportfishing Collection




Landlubbers can just sit tight when one of the several sport fishing tournaments take place in Georgetown.


Businessmen trade their suits and ties for shorts, sandals, and sun screen to brave the waves out to the Gulf Stream for some of the best fishing in the world.


Georgetown native, the late Sammy Crayton, accepted the challenge in 1937 of motoring off shore in search of “who knew what”. As far as can be determined, this was probably the first sportfishing party from the Carolinas.


Tarpon, bluefin tuna, billfish and even shark were often the catch of the day. Amazing photographs depict catches too numerous to count in the glory days before limits were imposed!