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Pirate ship pulled from Wateree River
The Black Heart, a 50-foot-long, pirate-themed boat built by two men from Camden, was originally intended to be used for tours along the Wateree River. Due to several complaints, however, the boat is now being dismantled per the request of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
The Wateree River Pirates have likely taken their final voyage. Only weeks after constructing a 50-foot-long, pirate-themed boat for use along the Wateree River, Matt McCaskill and Colt Shirley were forced to take apart the ship they essentially built from scratch. “As soon as we got it done, they put signs all over it saying we had to have it gone in 30 days,” Shirley said.