Shem Creek

SeaStar Media

Named by the Sewee native Americans who lived in this part of South Carolina before Europeans arrived, Shem Creek eventually became an area of shipbuilding and later the site of commercial fishing from the nearby Charleston harbor and Atlantic Ocean. Today, Shem Creek has lost most of its fishing boats and shrimp trawlers to an influx of cheaper Asian imports, and has largely replaced commercial fishing with waterfront dining to accommodate nearby Charleston’s thriving tourism industry.

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