The nonprofit S.C. Maritime Foundation's 140-foot tall ship, Spirit of South Carolina, will arrive on Hilton Head Island on Saturday and remain until March 20. The ship will be docked at Palmetto Bay Marina.
Public "open ship" events will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19. Visitors can explore the ship and meet its captain.
Students from local schools will board the vessel during the week for an educational experience in the floating classroom.