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From Classic Black and White Collection by artist Dawn Currie
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Cumberland Island National Seashore is known for its wild horses and the ruins of Dungeness Estate, former home of Thomas Carnegie, brother of Andrew Carnegie. Walking the grounds of the original estate, the visitor is transported to another time when the finer things in life were enjoyed in leisure.
St Marys Georgia is the gateway to Cumberland Island, the state's largest and southernmost barrier island. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here.
Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness. Preserved and protected for future generations, Cumberland Island National Seashore includes a designated Wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities.
Revolutionary War Hero General Nathanael Greene purchased land on Cumberland Island in 1783. Following his death, his widow Catherine Greene, constructed a four-story tabby home that she named Dungeness. Thomas Carnegie and his wife Lucy began building another Dungeness on the original foundation in 1884. The Carnegie's Dungeness burned in 1959 and today only the ruins remain on the site.
Numerous species call Cumberland Island home. From threatened and endangered manatees and sea turtles to over 300 species of birds, the sights are endless on Cumberland Island. Often on a single trip, visitors may see wild turkeys, armadillos, feral horses, vultures, dolphins, and lizards.
June 7th, 2013
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