Sunrise aboard the Ft. Sumter
This time lapse was filmed at sunset aboard the Charleston pilot boat Ft. Sumter in December 2013. It compresses an hour and 50 minutes of still photos shot during a trip offshore to retrieve two pilots disembarking ships near boarding station Bravo. Thanks to boat operator David Ernst for the great footage!
A Charleston pilot guides the MSC TOKYO underneath the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. This post-Panamax vessel is 902 feet long with a beam (width) of 131 feet.
From the American Journal of Transportation, Sept. 9-22, 2013
By Paul Scott Abbott
For Capt. Whit S. Smith III, Charleston Harbor has been the favored “playground” since growing up sailing boats on its waters in the 1950s, and, with his 70th birthday approaching in February, he has no plans to stop having fun in his roles as president of the Charleston Branch Pilots’ Association and as a board member of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.
In an exclusive interview …