Beaufort News

Port of Port Royal tour planned

The Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association and the Historic Port Royal Foundation have events planned Thursday concerning the Port of Port Royal.

Town Councilman Joe Lee will lead a tour of the port property at 4:30 p.m., leaving from Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. A reception will follow at 5:15 p.m., and a moderated panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m., both at the church.

Panelists include Odgen Lazenby, who will discuss the history of the site before the port; Scott Graber, who will discuss the relationship between the port and the Old Village; Lee, who will discuss the period since the port closed; former port manager Pete Cotter; and Judy Alling from the Sell It Now campaign.

All events are free and open to the public.