Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

54 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com BY LORNA HOL L I F I ELD Meet South Carolina Ports Authority CEOBarbaraMelvin The Greater Good Photos prov i ded. PORT TIMELINE 1682 – Charles Towne established as port of entry for Carolina colony 1783 – International slave trade was a major component of Charles Towne’s port activity 1863 – Port activity and docks devastated during Civil War 1830 – Railway system established linking port of Charleston with inland markets 1897 – Jetties constructed at entrance to Charleston harbor 1882 – Columbus Street Terminal constructed 1942 – SCSPA established and assumed ownership of the port 1921 – Ownership of the port transferred from Charleston Terminal Company to City of Charleston 1966 – First containership arrived at Columbus Street terminal 1955 – Columbus Street terminal expanded to accommodate three ships

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