McClellanville, a small fishing town situated on the Atlantic coast, on land surrounded by the Francis Marion National Forest, has traditionally derived its livelihood from the Atlantic Ocean and coastal marshes by fishing, shrimping, and oystering. The village originated in the late 1860s when local plantation owners A.J. McClellan and R.T. Morrison sold lots in the vicinity of Jeremy Creek to planters, who sought relief from summer fevers. The first store opened soon after the Civil War, and the village became the social and economic center for a wide area that produced timber, rice, cotton, naval stores, and seafoods. Incorporated in 1926, McClellanville became, and remains, best known for its shrimping fleet and seafood industries. In 1989 the town was devastated by the full brunt of Hurricane Hugo, which destroyed homes, downed century-old oaks, deposited shrimp boats in front yards, and otherwise altered much of the picturesque character of this historic fishing village. We will stop for lunch in Pawleys Island before heading home. Lunch on your own. Departure 8:30 a.m. Activity level 4.