A Google Maps satellite image of the Archibald Butt's hull.
The Post and Courier has a great piece on the Archibald Butt, an 80-year-old vessel that can be seen stranded in the shallow waters near the base of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
The vessel is named in the honor Major Archibald Butt, a top military aide to two U.S. Presidents who met his doom aboard the Titanic in 1912. The ship, made of ferrocement, has a history of being used to ferry soldiers and goods between Charleston and Fort Moultrie, a floating gas station, a houseboat, and perhaps as the first boat to ever be left at Patriots Point.
One part landmark and one part urban legend, the Archibald Butt has been a Lowcountry resident for over 80 years. Here's hoping for 80 more.
Hop over to The Post and Courier's article to learn more.