Wayne Magwood of Charleston was recently the focus of “Saltwater in His Veins, Charleston in His Heart,” an inside profile on MSN’s re: Discover. The series provides “insider profiles” that help readers rediscover “the soul of your favorite cities” across America.
Wayne Magwood was chosen to represent the multi-generational, traditional way of life that is representative of shrimp industry in Charleston and throughout the South. His grandfather was a fisherman and his father was one of the first shrimpers in Charleston. Like the generations before him, Magwood, owns his own boat, Winds of Fortune, as does his two brothers. When he isn’t harvesting shrimp, Magwood uses Winds of Fortune to help relocate sea turtles away from dredging projects.