The Box that Changed the World

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Location:  Coastal Discovery Museum

Coastal Discovery Museum 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Invention of the modern shipping container was a paradigm shift that changed the world of sea going commerce.  Containerization guided the design of new ships and the construction of new ports, created new jobs, and delivered products that have revolutionized the lives of millions of people.  Today, a flourishing industry recycles used containers into homes, offices, hospitals, and other important structures.

Join us as the Coastal Discovery Museum hosts Captain Tom Anderson, who at an early age became fascinated with the maritime environment.  Most of his professional career required him to live and work on, around, or under the sea.  His naval assignments took him to many exotic destinations; there he had the opportunity to closely observe and study unique features of the maritime world.  In addition to researching and writing, Tom speaks about the maritime world at Maritime Museums and Science Museums near his home, the University of South Carolina, and to general audiences of all ages.

You may participate in this program by virtual viewing only for $5; reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.