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SC Maritime Museum - History for Lunch with Ralph Wilbanks

Ralph Wilbanks, Diver and Underwater Archaeologist. Ralph Wilbanks is probably best known for discovering the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley. However, this extraordinary accomplishment pales when viewed against the fullness of this singular individual’s life. Ralph is the principle investigator and owner of Diversified Wilbank’s Inc., and has over 35 years of experience in underwater archaeology. He has worked all over the world in search of history’s lost maritime treasures and is an advisory board member of Clive Cussler’s NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency).

When he is not working on a NUMA assignment or traveling the world for many other organizations He can be found towing his boat RV Divercty as far as the Great Lakes on personal search projects. In 2014, he was involved in charting the lost ships and equipment off the WWII invasion coasts of Normandy. This extensive exploration discovered over 200 shipwrecks, many tanks, personnel carriers, and much more. Besides all that, Ralph is one heck of a story teller.

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

For reservations: Call Hope @ 843-520-0111 or email

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC