Find out about transportation, environmental issues, and other ways South Carolinians and the environment interact.
Transportation in the Past
- The Railroad
Explore the history of railroads and see different types of trains.
- 1870 Railroad Timetable
See where and when you could go by train in 1870.
- Unloading the Rice Barges
This illustration from 1875 shows workers unloading barges full of rice stalks.
- Dugout Canoe
This image from 1588 shows Native Americans fishing from a canoe.
- Grace Memorial Bridge
The Grace Memorial Bridge in Charleston was built in 1929 and used until 2005.
- Landsford Canal
Landsford Canal was a canal built in 1823 so boats could travel inland from Charleston.
The Spirit of South Carolina
Explore the Spirit of South Carolina schooner that replicates a merchant ship used in the late 1800s along South Carolina’s shores.
- Charleston Harbor Police
Watch this video about the police officers who patrol the Charleston harbor.
- Cooper River Bridge
Take a look at photos and bridge design of the new Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston. This bridge is one of North America’s longest cable span bridges.
- Interstate Map
The interstates of South Carolina allow us to go quickly from one city to another.
- Energy Efficiency World
Learn about different kinds of energy and play games to learn how to stop wasting energy.
- A Fish’s Wish
Print out this coloring book to learn about polluted runoff and how to prevent it.
- Palmetto Pride Coloring Book
Do you recycle? Find out more ways to recycle at home and school.
- Marine Debris
These games and activities will help you learn about litter in the ocean!
South Carolina Ferries
- River Ferry
This ferry connected Beech Island with Augusta until 1924.
- Sand Bar Ferry
This ferry near Augusta, GA was replaced by a bridge in 1924.
- Strawberry Ferry
These Berkeley County residents go to church by ferry.
- Cable Ferry
This Georgetown ferry is pulling two Model T cars across the river around 1935.