We have exciting news!

On December 15, 2013 the South Carolina Memorial Reef Committee is pleased to announce that the dedication and blessing of Barge 1 will be held at Stevens Towing on Yonges Island!

Our schedule is as follows:

2:00 PM – Dockside tour of the completed and ready for transport Barge 1. During this time, families that wish to intern loved ones on the Reef will be able to transfer their loved one’s remains to officials with Stevens Towing for placement on Barge 1. Due to safety precautions, boarding of Barge 1 will not be permitted but friends and visitors will be able to view the completed Barge 1 “up close” at pier side.

3:00 PM – Blessing & Dedication. All are welcome to attend!

As of December 15th, we will be on official “transport” watch. Stevens Towing and DNR officials will be looking for a 48 hour “weather window” to move Barge 1 to its final resting place.

Once the transport window is announced, we will broadcast the dates and coordinates. We should be able to provide sufficient advanced notice so that all those who wish to experience this historic event offshore will have ample time to plan accordingly.  It is estimated that the transport of Barge 1 will take about 18-24 hours to reach the deployment site (depending on conditions) and additional time to confirm placement and prepare for deployment.

The dream has become a reality. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

For directions to Stevens Towing, click here.



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