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Help Keep Spirit of South Carolina Sailing

Maintaining an authentic wooden tall ship is costly.  Spirit of South Carolina is owned and managed by the 501(c)3 non-profit Spirit of South Carolina Inc, which relies on individual donations, corporate philanthropy, and grants to bridge the gap between earned income and operating expenses each year.  Currently we receive no funding from the State of South Carolina.  If you have an interest in keeping Spirit of South Carolina sailing, please help us. 

Choose from an option that best fits you.

 Bar Pilot Society Charter  Member Sustaining Gift-Offered until April 2025.

Plank Owner Gift- Be a significant Force in the Success of our Schooner's mission.

A single donation- Help immediately while you decide how you can best help sustain her.

Join the Spirit's Bar Pilot Society as a Charter Member with your Sustaining Gift

Join the Bar Pilot Society now as a Charter member, and and enjoy additional benefits, including advance notice invitations to public shipboard events, invitations to Charter Member-only Harbor sails, and the Donor's Dockside Reception.  Charter Membership in the Bar Pilots Society is offered only until April 2025.  You can join the Bar Pilot's Society for as little as $60 per year.

In gratitude we invite you to join us with a 50% discount during any one of our Public Harbor day sails, and an invitation to our Annual Donor's Dockside Reception 

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Choose a Contribution Plan that Fits

  • Robert Smalls Circle

    Every year
    Honoring one of the Most notable Mariners in South Carolina History
    Valid for 2 years
    • Two Tickets on four Mariner's Harbor Day or Sunset Sails
    • 2 Invitations to Annual Donor's Dockside Reception
    • Invitation to Quarterly "Coffee with the Captain"
  • Bar Pilots Society Charter Members

    Every 12 months
    Annual Sustaining membership offered only until April 2025
    • 50% Discount for you and one guest on one public harbor sail
    • Invitation-only Harbor Sails when the ship is in Charleston.
    • Handsome Pilot Schooner Lapel Pin
    • Invite to Member-only on-deck Marlinspike Skills Class
  • Single Donation

    Make a Difference with this Gift.
    • Receive a handsome lapel pin
  • Honorary Plank Owners

    Every year
    For Most exceptional support of the Schooner and her Mission
    • Invitation to Breakfast with the Captain
    • 2 Complimentary Tickets to all Public Harbor Day Sails
    • 50% of cost of your own Reception
    • Table of 8 Invitations to Annual Donor Reception on Board

If you aren't ready to join the Bar Pilots Society today, click here to give a  one-time gift instead.

Every donation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for keeping the wind in her sails!

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