Wayne Magwood Fishermen's Memorial Statue Donation

Welcome to the Wayne Magwood Fishermen’s Memorial Statue Donation Page. The Fishermen’s Memorial Statue will be dedicated to preserving the history and honoring the rich maritime heritage of fishermen, past and present, who have called Mount Pleasant home. The recent and untimely passing of Captain Wayne Magwood has brought forth the need to commemorate and celebrate the shrimping lifestyle and culture that is an integral part of the fabric of Mount Pleasant. Your donation will not only help recognize the investment, dedication and sacrifices the shrimping fleet has made to preserve a culture at the heart of Mount Pleasant, but it will recognize an iconic shrimping family synonymous with Shem Creek.

Captain Wayne Magwood and his father Captain Clarence Magwood, Jr.  fished the Lowcountry waters for over 100 years. Their lifetime dedication to the community they served brought them and the many people they helped and mentored much joy. Captain Wayne Magwood’s daughters Tressy Magwood Mellichamp, Jennifer Magwood Ray, Tara Magwood and Melissa Magwood, in partnership with the Town of Mount Pleasant, are raising funds to erect a statue in the likeness of Captain Wayne Magwood to be housed on the Magwood Boardwalk on Shem Creek to honor their father and the local maritime industry.

Your donation to the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue at the Shem Creek Pedestrian Bridge is much appreciated and will help recognize the Mount Pleasant fishing fleet and preserve its rich maritime history. All donations are tax deductible.
  • Town of Mount Pleasant 
    • $20,000 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Stephan Cheney 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 18 mos
  • Tharin Walker 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
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The Town of Mount Pleasant 
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Town of Mount Pleasant 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.