Wayne Magwood Obituary: A long-lasting shrimp vessel chief who, as of late resigned from his exchange, was killed when a dump truck upset Friday morning in Mount Pleasant, specialists have affirmed.
Edwin “Wayne” Magwood, 67, of Mount Pleasant, kicked the bucket at 10:13 a.m. at Coleman Boulevard and Mill Street of gruff power wounds endured in the accident, as indicated by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. Updates on his passing spread rapidly in the very close network of Mount Pleasant watermen.
Cindy Tarvin, of Tarvin Seafood, called Magwood a companion and coach who guided her family on their way into the shrimping industry.
“The whole shrimping network is harmed and in stun,” Tarvin said. “Wayne Magwood brought our whole family into his crease and has been an aspect of our lives for such a long time. I surmise we never anticipated that he should leave us.”
The people group is grief-stricken, she said.
“We will recuperate. However, it won’t be at any point shortly,” Tarvin said.
Magwood and his pontoon, the Winds of Fortune, were apparatuses on Shem Creek for over 30 years before resigned recently.
The cutting edge Shem Creek was based on the picture of shrimp fishing vessels. This was the place ages of Charlestonians have come to purchase shrimp new off the pontoon, and where endless shrimpers worked that their ships were piled up three wide, tied off to a field.
Through everything, the Magwoods were there.
The late Junior Magwood, Wayne’s dad, first went out during the 1940s as a youthful adolescent understudy to a cousin working from the stream. “Cap’n,” Magwood proceeded to turn into a worshipped Lowcountry figure, frequently observed repairing his nets at the harbor.
Shrimper after shrimper was surrendering the business, driven out by significant expenses, promoting troubles, costs that haven’t kept up, and different difficulties.
Today, the river is packed, preferably by power vessels, kayaks, and oar sheets.
However, the shrimpers are there, as well — those couple of families who are hanging on.
The beginning of 2020’s shrimp season brought still more uncertainly. As the COVID pandemic shut eateries around the state, shrimpers wound up gazing intently at cratering requests. On May 26, a day before the season opened, a youthful chief minded his vessel, at that point called Miss Molly. He intended to rename the boat, Miss Kim, after his mom. The youthful chief remained on the deck of his pontoon, visiting with a more established man clad in a plaid shirt, baseball top, and tore pants.