Arriving on This Island

Arriving on This Island (HM265S)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 3.546', W 81° 25.405'

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They came by water.
Long before the present-day causeway was built, the only way to reach Jekyll Island was by boat. Large steam-powered vessels from the North such as the Mallory Steamship Line delivered Club staff and sundry personal items including carriages, horses and hounds. The Club owned steam vessels to transport the seasonal inhabitants to and from Jekyll Island.

The first of four Club steamers, the Howland (named for the Club's first president), navigated the waters of the Georgia Coast. Other members arrived on board their private yachts and kept them anchored in the creek during their stay at the Jekyll Island Club.

The Captain

Captain James Clark was a familiar figure at Jekyll wharf. As a year-round island resident, husband of head housekeeper Minnie Shuppmann and longtime employee, Captain Clark was tightly bound to Jekyll Island. For over 40 years, he escorted the wealthy and those who served them onto the dock at Jekyll.
HM NumberHM265S
Placed ByJekyll Island Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459602 N 3436228
Decimal Degrees31.05910000, -81.42341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.546', W 81° 25.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 32.76" N, 81° 25' 24.3" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 370 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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