McClellanville, SC

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
William Baldwin The Saltwater South: Charleston

William Baldwin is a poet and retired shrimper who grew up in McClellanville, South Carolina, a town known for its shrimping docks and rich fishing traditions.  His grandfather Rut Leland was a boat captain.  As a teenager William worked the fuel docks, and by the age of twenty-one, he was running the shrimp dock.  He attended college and finished a master’s thesis on the Dada artists before returning to McClellanville to work on various shrimp boats.  Though he stopped shrimping years ago, William continues to draw from the experiences of the docks and open water and th

Sara Wood McClellanville, SC Southern Foodways Alliance
Julie McClellan The Saltwater South: Charleston

Growing up on Silver Hill plantation in McClellanville, South Carolina, Julie McClellan spent her days out on a small wooden batteau accompanying her stepfather, Ellis Dawsey, as he scratched clams on his leases at White Banks and Oyster House and sold the catch to Carolina Seafood. After high school she married and went straight to work in restaurants, building houses, and later operated a deer processing plant with her husband before they divorced. For the past twenty-five years, Julie’s made her full-time living off the water.

Sara Wood McClellanville, SC Southern Foodways Alliance
Sonny Morrison Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories

Interview with Sonny Morrison born in 1923 in McClellenville, South Carolina. Interview contains information on the introduction of Turtle Excluder Devices and Mr. Morrison's own experiences in the shrimp fisheries.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey McClellanville, SC Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi