Wayne Magwood Obituary – An enduring shrimp vessel boss who, starting late left his trade, was killed when a dump truck upset Friday morning in Mount Pleasant, authorities have avowed.
Edwin “Wayne” Magwood, 67, of Mount Pleasant, kicked the can at 10:13 a.m. at Coleman Boulevard and Mill Street of abrupt force wounds suffered in the mishap, as demonstrated by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. Updates on his passing spread quickly in the nearby organization of Mount Pleasant watermen.
Cindy Tarvin, of Tarvin Seafood, called Magwood a buddy and mentor who guided her family on their way into the shrimping business.
“The entire shrimping network is hurt and in daze,” Tarvin said. “Wayne Magwood brought our entire family into his wrinkle and has been a part of our lives for so long. I infer we never foreseen that he should leave us.”
The society is melancholy blasted, she said.
“We will recover. Be that as it may, it won’t be anytime without further ado,” Tarvin said.
Magwood and his barge, the Winds of Fortune, were devices on Shem Creek for more than 30 years before surrendered as of late.
The forefront Shem Creek depended on the image of shrimp fishing vessels. This was the spot times of Charlestonians have come to buy shrimp new off the boat, and where unlimited shrimpers worked that their boats were accumulated three wide, tied off to a field.
Through everything, the Magwoods were there.
The late Junior Magwood, Wayne’s father, first went out during the 1940s as a young juvenile understudy to a cousin working from the stream. “Cap’n,” Magwood continued to transform into a venerated Lowcountry figure, as often as possible watched fixing his nets at the harbor.
Shrimper after shrimper was giving up the business, driven out by critical costs, advancing difficulties, costs that haven’t kept up, and various troubles.
Today, the waterway is pressed, ideally by power vessels, kayaks, and paddle sheets.
Nonetheless, the shrimpers are there, too — those couple of families who are holding tight.
The start of 2020’s shrimp season brought still more uncertainly. As the COVID pandemic shut restaurants around the state, shrimpers ended up looking eagerly at cratering demands. On May 26, a day prior to the season opened, a young boss disapproved of his vessel, by then called Miss Molly. He proposed to rename the pontoon, Miss Kim, after his mother. The young boss stayed on the deck of his barge, chatting with a more settled man clad in a plaid shirt, baseball top, and tore pants.