Just announced -
Special Event during the week of the Final Hunley Crew Interment Ceremonies
Theater Cruise, "Romancing the Hunley" a tribute to the Hunley Crew
Charleston Harbor Tours is
presenting a special, two hour, Sunset Theater Cruise, "Romancing the
Hunley" on Thursday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This charming, historic,
one act play is making its debut aboard their cruise boat, "Carolina Belle."
The cruise begins
at the foot of the Maritime Center, Thursday, April 15 at 6 p. m and returns
at 8 p.m. Boarding is at 5:45 p.m. The price is $30 per person, including
hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, provided by Stephen Duvall Catering. A cash
bar will also be available.
Whet your appetite with food and a memorable theater experience.
Seating is Limited. Reserve early. For Reservations: Call Charleston Harbor
Tours for tickets: 843-568-8687.
"You are There!"
Hunley" is a one act, historical play starring William G. Thomas-Moore, who
plays the fictional character and storyteller (in costume), "Dr. Moore" (the
physician to the Hunley crew), and Diane Scher, the nose-for-instant-news,
present-day news reporter. The setting is 1864.
Bill Thomas-Moore is a maritime historian, lecturer, actor, a
professional model shipwright and restoration expert. He was commissioned
twice to build the authentic model of the H. L. Hunley submarine. The
five-foot Hunley model is currently on display at the Charleston Museum on
the second floor.
Take a river journey through time back to February 20, 1864,
three days after the disappearance of the Hunley in Charleston Harbor.
Experience the emotion, and get an up-close and almost personal perspective
of life during the blockade of the harbor during 1864. See the actual
locations where the H. L. Hunley Confederate Submarine was launched on the
View the areas
where the USS Housatonic and other blockade ships traveled and were
positioned during the battles. Relive the times and where all the activity
of the blockade took place in the harbor. Witness those dramatic moments in
Charleston through the live retelling and interpretation of the true story
of the "Hunley" its beginning in Mobile, Alabama to its sinking in 1864, and
forward to its recent discovery and restoration.
Summer Barnette - Sales Manager
Charleston Harbor Tours
196 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401
Thomas-Moore was the official "Hunley" miniature model shipwright
that was commissioned by the Hunley Commission to build the replica which is
on permanent exhibit at the Charleston Museum (second floor). He also did
the model for Glenn McConnell for the Friends of Glenn luncheon in 2000.
We've been doing our show since 2000, and recently performed at the NC
Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC, and also went to the Port Columbus National
Civil War & Maritime Museum in 2002 to perform. We performed in other venues
since and in between.
Bill exhibited his two glass encased models of the Hunley and Pioneer 2 at
the recent Lowcountry Civil War Show at the Gaillard in January, and was
presented with the "Spirit of South Carolina" award for our exhibit/booth
for best in show, epitomizing the symbol of South Carolina and what it
William G. Thomas-Moore
continues to build models, i.e. The City of Georgetown Lumber Schooner which
was the highlight and auction item for their recent Wooden Boat Show. He
also restores models.
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