Please join us at the next club meeting this Wednesday, August 11th, at 7:30am at the Bluffton Rotary Building.  We are honored and very excited to welcome our Guest Speaker "Captain Woody" Collins! He will be presenting his new book “Where Have All the Shrimp Boats Gone?”.
Bio: Captain Woody Collins was born in 1942 and lived in Port Royal in his youth. Woody was introduced to commercial fishing through association with the son of one of Port Royals early immigrant shrimpers, Captain Tony Vukas. In his 40 plus years of commercial shrimping, Captain Woody owned 5 different trawlers. He was also involved in wholesale / retail seafood business ownership as well as owning a seafood restaurant, which after 41 years is still going strong and still bares his name “Captain Woody’s”. After retiring from the water about 12 years ago, Woody and his wife moved to Sheldon. Captain Woody is a past founding member of Beaufort County’s Clean Water Task Force, where he Served two, two year terms as an advisor to South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. Captain Woody is the founder of The Friends of Gardens Corner. Captain Woody was a docent at the Historic Port Royal Foundation, speaking on various aspects of Port Royals history until Covid 19 halted the program. For the past six years, Captain Woody Collins has put together a history of the shrimping industry with a strong focus on Beaufort County. This collection of history is now better known as the brand
new book, “Where Have All the Shrimp Boats Gone?”