“They that go down to the sea in ships,

that do business in great waters; 

These see the works of the Lord,

and his wonders in the deep.”
-Psalm 107

The Inspiration

“From the loss of one of our own, an idea was born to forever memorialize those who share a love for the ocean and the great sport-fishing resources of South Carolina. The South Carolina Memorial Reef will be a part of the Charleston Deep Reef Project to create a special place of honor and reflection for the sport-fishing community that shares, protects, and respects our outstanding offshore resourcesWhile South Carolina is fortunate to have an abundance of nearshore artificial reefs, The Charleston Deep Reef will be the first artificial reef of its kind off the South Carolina coast to benefit the offshore fishing community.

Located over 50 miles from the Charleston Jetties, The Charleston Deep Reef will provide habitat for a variety of deepwater pelagic species and serve to enhance the outstanding offshore fishing opportunity enjoyed off of South Carolina. When complete, it will be the deepest reef on the US Atlantic coast. With preliminary approvals in place, funds are now being raised to purchase, transport and place the reef material. It is imperative that all funds are secured prior to notification that suitable materials are available for the reef construction. In cooperation with the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, your tax deductible donation will help to create a lasting memorial to the fishery and to those of the sport-fishing community that have gone before us.

The Memorial Wall

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Capt. Jim Bost

1949 – 2016

“Miss Fishin'”

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Earl R. Dupriest, Jr.

1918 – 2012

“Earl’s Girl”

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