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people as long ago as 4,000 years.
The Spanish arrived on this
relatively flat barrier island
in 1566, followed in 1736
by the British, who built
defensive positions,
no trace of which
remain today. In 1783, however, General
Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War
hero, was granted land here, on which
he planned to live and build an estate.
Unfortunately, Greene died before he
was able to accomplish his dream, but his
widow, Catherine, built a four-story tabby
(a mixture of oyster shells, lime, and sand)
home, naming it Dungeness. Although it
was eventually abandoned, Thomas and
Lucy Carnegie built a second, greatly
enlarged Dungeness on the original foundations, beginning in 1884.
The ruins of this mansion, destroyed
by fire in 1959, can be viewed today, either individually or on a free, ranger-led
walking tour, and are an easy trip from
the Dungeness ferry dock and Ice House
Museum. A second Carnegie family
mansion, Plum Orchard, built in 1898,
survives intact, and is now owned by the
National Park Service, but it is substantially further north on the island, and not
feasible to visit on a typical day trip.
What travelers are sure to appreciate
on Cumberland Island are its splendid
natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna.
Here are silent forests of twisted live oaks
crowned with a dense canopy of leaves,
vines, and Spanish moss, as well as fascinating saltwater marshes, shifting sand
dunes, and magnificent Atlantic Ocean
beaches. All are accessible by easy trails
from the twin ferry docks at the Ice House
Museum/Dungeness and the Sea Camp
Ranger Station (the ferry stops at both),
which are only about 8/10 of a mile apart
and connected by the River Trail.
Visitors will want to keep an eye out for
loggerhead turtles, alligators, fiddler and
ghost crabs, plus raccoons and other small
animals that feed on the crabs and shellfish. A broad spectrum of birdlife includes
painted buntings, summer tanagers, cardinals, woodpeckers, warblers, and Caro-

lina wrens, plus
great horned
owls, great blue
herons, sandpipers,
osprey, terns, peregrine
falcons, pelicans, and flocks
of wild turkeys.
Depending on which

a.m. ferry departure, which will allow time
for guests to visit the park’s mainland visitor center, as well as the very interesting
harbor and surrounding downtown areas,
before boarding the boat.
Plan to take a picnic lunch, then return
to St. Marys on the 4:45 p.m. ferry, which
will allow ample time for leisurely enjoy-

Here are silent forests of twisted live oaks
crowned with a dense canopy of leaves, vines,
and Spanish moss, as well as fascinating saltwater marshes, shifting sand dunes, and magnificent Atlantic Ocean beaches.
direction you will be traveling on I-95,
a variety of group accommodations are
available less than an hour away in Jacksonville and Brunswick. Groups should
plan to arrive in St. Marys at least 90
minutes to an hour in advance of the 11:45

p r o u d
ARKANSAS
Bentonville, Towne Place Suites
Rogers, Candlewood Suites

m e m b e r

479-621-0202
479-636-2783

CALIfORNIA
Palm Springs, Hyatt Regency Suites 760-322-9000
fLORIDA
Cocoa Beach, International Palms
Daytona Beach
The Shores Resort & Spa
Acapulco Hotel & Resort
Mayan Inn
Plaza Ocean Club
Miami/Hialeah, Ramada Inn
Orlando, International Palms
GEORGIA
Athens, Country Inn & Suites
Brunswick, Embassy Suites
Savannah, Fairfield Inn
ILLINOIS
Chicago/Schaumburg, Doubletree
Chicago/Wood Dale, Doubletree
St. Charles
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express

ment of the island’s sights and wild beauty
after lunch. Between I-95 and the ferry
dock, there are a number of places to arrange for box or sack lunches, including
Subway, KFC, Walmart, and other super
market delis. —Bob Hoelscher

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NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte, Residence Inn
704-527-8110
Morehead City, Hampton Inn & Suites 252-240-2300
Rocky Mount
Doubletree
252-937-6888
Residence Inn
252-451-5600
Courtyard by Marriott
252-451-4800
Comfort Inn
252-937-7765
NEW JERSEY
Mahwah, Doubletree
201-529-5880
Mt. Arlington, Courtyard by Marriott 973-770-2000
OHIO
Strongsville, Holiday Inn

440-238-8800

OKLAHOMA
Tulsa, Embassy Suites

918-622-4000

PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh/Canonsburg,
Homewood Suites
724-745-4663
Pittsburgh/Meadowlands, Doubletree 724-222-6200
Pittsburgh/Washington,
Hampton Inn & Suites
724-222-4014
Pittsburgh Waterfront,
Hampton Inn & Suites
412-462-4226

630-584-0700
630-584-5300

KENTUCKY
Lexington, Doubletree Suites

RHODE ISLAND
Providence/Warwick,
Hampton Inn & Suites

401-739-8888

859-268-0060

MAINE
Portland/Scarborough, Fairfield Inn

207-883-0300

TENNESSEE
Sheraton Read House
Nashville, Doubletree Suites

423-266-4121
615-889-8889

MICHIGAN
Detroit/Novi, Doubletree
Troy, Embassy Suites

248-344-8800
248-879-7500

TEXAS
Dallas, Embassy Suites
Houston, Hilton Hotel
Rosenberg, Hampton Inn & Suites

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713-977-7911
281-341-9393

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Conventional Wisdom
ABA Show Delivers
Decade in the Books
Structural Deficiencies
Shore Thing
On High Alert
BISC Summer Meeting
Less Than Fair
There When You Need Us
Let the Games Begin
That’s the Ticket
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