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Shrimp Boats at Dusk — Charleston, South Carolina

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Shrimp Boats at Dusk

Below is an oil painting by Charleston artist Chuck Morris. As the ships come in at dusk with their haul, the pace of the day slows. The majestic shrimp boats are left to bask in the sunset while the captains of the fleet head home. The boats represent a full day’s labor and food on the table.

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Chuck Morris got the idea for this painting while puttering around in a jon boat on Shem Creek near the Old Village in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The scene as captured from the water line shows the magnitude of the boats as they rest against the dock.

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To see more of Chuck’s paintings, please visit Chuck Morris Art.

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3 Comments about Shrimp Boats at Dusk

Caroline Curran says:
October 29th, 2013 at 9:07 am

I do love this paintimg and lived very close to Shem Creek for my most formative years. I have never heard the shrimp boats referred to as “ships,” though.

SCIWAY says:
August 16th, 2010 at 9:14 am

Hi Abby!

Chuck Morris is the artist of this painting, and he graciously allows us to display his paintings on SCIWAY for everyone to enjoy. You can reach him through his website regarding purchasing it:


Hope this helps! It is a beautiful scene!

Abby Evans says:
August 16th, 2010 at 8:59 am

Is this painting for sale? I live out of town and would love to purchase it for my husband for our anniversary. Thank you!
Abby Evans


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