Latest Cumberland Island Stories

2008-09-12 18:00:15

By GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS, Ga. - Nearly four years after Congress passed legislation requiring five to eight daily motorized tours to the north end of Cumberland Island, the National Park Service has released a plan to meet the mandate. The Park Service would not give any estimate on when the long- awaited tours would begin. Proposed destinations described in the plan released this week include areas seldom seen by visitors such as the Stafford Cemetery, remnants of an old slave...

2007-08-09 15:02:31

Atlanta-based Tidewater Plantations, Inc. has begun selling lots at Laurel Island, a coastal community just west of Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia. There is currently a limited supply of the 55 Founders' Lots available for purchasing. The lots will start at a price of $700,000 each. Approximately 250 lots will be situated on the high bluffs of Laurel Island, overlooking the pristine Crooked River Estuary. Two villages are planned and will contain 300 to 400 cottage home...

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.