St. Simons Island, GA
This morning we anchored on the Frederica River and went ashore to explore the military town of Fort Frederica. First established in 1736 by British General James Oglethorpe on present day St. Simons Island, Georia. The end of the war with Spain in 1748 resulted in a decrease in the garrison at Fort Frederica and a decline in the population at the town. In 1758 a great fire destroyed most of the town and by 1763 most of the population and the garrison were gone.
It's a beautiful site with many ruins to explore. We also visited the welcome center and checked out many of the artifacts found on the site. The center had a nice little theater where we watched a short video about the history of the fort as well as the Bloody Marsh Battle. A great history lesson for the day! (click on pictures to enlarge)