GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Prince Washington has seen better days.
The Sandy Island school boat is the only mode of transportation for area students to and from school. For years, the vessel also transported the island's senior citizens.
"The boat is old," said longtime resident Charles Pyatt.
In the late 1970's, Pyatt took the near 10-minute ride to school on the Prince Washington every day.
Now 50 years later, he has four grandchildren riding the same boat to school.