Harbor Tour
Taken 7 May 2016
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Map of the cruise route. It last an hour and a half.
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The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier seen from the cruise dock in Charleston.
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USS Yorktown seen from the harbor tour.
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A water taxi.
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Looking across the bay toward Mount Pleasant and Patriot's Point before the cruise.
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Your grandparents' tour boat, the Carolina Belle.
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Carolina Bell approaching to unload passengers and pick up more, including Grandma Bert and Grandpa Roy.
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Grandpa Roy aboard the Carolina Belle
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The Carnival Ecstasy was preparing to set sail in the afternoon.
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Carnival Ecstasy
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Close-up of the Ecstasy's "sail" and water slide.
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This possibly is Castle Pinckney, the remains of a fort originally built 1809-1810. Grandpa Roy cannot find any photo on the Web that shows the very tall metal framework structure on the island. Castle Pinckney was used as a prison during the Civil War.
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The US Custom House as seen from the ship.
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The Battery, today lined with stately homes. During the early days, cannon and fortifications lined this point of South Charleston
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Homes along The Battery
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Close up of a Battery home.
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Grandpa Roy attempted to photograph a couple dolphins from the boat.
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Grandpa attempted to photograph a dolphin.
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James Island
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James Island
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Homes on James Island
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Fort Sumter
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Fort Moultrie, located on Sullivan's Island
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Fort Moultrie. The yellow and black structure is the harbor entrance control post.
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Fort Moultrie. A better view of the harbor entrance control post.
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Homes, shops and water sports share Sullivan's Island with Fort Moultrei.
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A squadron of pelicans
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A flotilla of pelicans.
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Sullivan's Island
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Charleston skyline.
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Patriot's Point, home of the USS Yorktown, submarine USS Clamagoe, destroyer USS Laffey and the Medal of Honor Museum. All three can be seen in this photo.
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Container cranes at the port of Charleston.
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The North Carolina Aquarium
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This is the SS Continental Highway, a ship for carrying cars from the US to ports around the world.
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Another harbor cruise, but without much open deck space.
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