The Boat House Site

The Boat House Site (HMBFB)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Glynn County
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N 31° 3.141', W 81° 25.298'

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This is the site of the Jekyll Island Club Boat House where the 100 foot steamer The Jekyll Island was stored during the off season. (The Club season was usually from after New Years until before Easter).
There was no Jekyll Creek bridge (dedicated 1954), no Sidney Lanier bridge (opened 1956) in the Jekyll Island Club Era. Many Club members entrained to Brunswick on their plush private railroad cars. There they were met at the wharf by the steamer The Jekyll Island; The Hattie; The Sybil (45 foot Naphtha Launch named for Sybil Brewster); The Kitty (named for Kitty Lawrence, niece of Charles Lanier, a President of The Club). These launches were used as pleasure craft at the convenience of the Club members for fishing, excursions, and to bring supplies and mail from Brunswick.
Other members arrived by yacht at the dock or, if the craft was too large for the shallow water there, anchored in the channel and were brought to shore by smaller craft.James A. Clark was Captain of Boats and summer manager of the Jekyll Island Club for over forty years.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number063-31
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459770 N 3435480
Decimal Degrees31.05235000, -81.42163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.141', W 81° 25.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 8.46" N, 81° 25' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224 Riverview Dr, St Marys GA 31558, US
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