Jekyll Island Club Wharf

Jekyll Island Club Wharf (HMBDR)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
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N 31° 3.501', W 81° 25.389'

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Here anchored the most luxurious pleasure craft in the world during the existence of the Jekyll Island Club, 1886-1942.

No other yacht was comparable to John Pierpont Morgan's several Corsairs. Corsair II, too large to dock, anchored in the channel. Morgan was escorted ashore by a flotilla of small craft, after a cannon had sounded off his arrival in these waters. Corsair II was 304 ft. overall, beam 33 1/2 ft., draft 17 ft., speed 19 knots, tonnage 1,600. About this Corsair Morgan, when asked how much it cost, made his classic remark: "If you have to consider the cost you have no business with a yacht."

Other palatial yachts owned by Jekyll Island Club members were: Pierre Lorillard's Caimen, James Stillman's Wanda, Astors' Nourmahal, Vanderbilt's Alvah and Valiant, H. Manville's Hi Esmaro, Jr., Pulitzer's Liberty, George F. Baker's Viking, E. T. Stotesbury's Castle, Cranes' Illyria, Theodore N. Vail's Speedwell and Northwind, Commodore Frederick Bourne's Marjorie, Goulds' Hildegards, Saono, and Ketchum. Edwin Gould built a private dock in front of his cottage, "Chichota." Andrew Carnegie, whose family owned Cumberland Island, visited Jekyll on yachts, Skibo and Missoe.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number063-28
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459627 N 3436145
Decimal Degrees31.05835000, -81.42315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.501', W 81° 25.389'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 30.06" N, 81° 25' 23.34" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 364 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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