Tag Archives: Boats of Coastal Georgia

Tug Boat at Hell Gate, Chatham County

Hell Gate is a shortcut channel near the confluence of the Big Ogeechee River and Little Ogeechee River that was cut by the Army Corps of Engineers to accommodate the convenient movement of vessels in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. At low tide, the channel is dangerously low and even experienced boaters can have problems navigating if not careful.

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Sunset Cruise, Jekyll Island

Sunset and dolphin cruises are a great way to see Jekyll Island from a different perspective. They’re affordable and allow you to see more than just the beach. Check with Captain Phillip or other providers for details.

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Sea Otter, Belle Bluff

Belle Bluff is a fishing/boating community on Blackbeard Creek. Such places are fairly common on the coast, a modern version of the fishing camp.

 

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Sapelo Island Ferry

Sapelo Island GA Ferry Katie Underwood Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

I’ve been sorting through some 3000 images for an upcoming book about Sapelo Island and came across these shots of the Katie Underwood at the confluence of the Duplin River and Doboy Sound.

Sapelo Island GA Ferry Katie Underwood Interior Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

As one who always chooses to ride on the outside upper deck of the boat to take in the scenery and the salt air, I can attest that these hard metal benches inside can be very useful when it’s raining, especially in winter.

Sapelo Island GA Ferry Katie Underwood Lifesaver Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

 

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Catamarans at East Beach, St. Simons Island

St Simons Island GA Hobie Cats Catamarans Hambys By Air Package Crab Trap East Beach Photo Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

Hobie ™  Cats are often available for rental on East Beach, for the adventure-minded.

 

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Research Vessel Spartina, Sapelo Island

University of Georgia Marine Institute Boat Spartina at Sapelo Marsh Dock Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

The University of Georgia Marine Institute uses the Spartina for estuarine research around Sapelo Island. It’s named for the thick cordgrass so abundant along the Georgia coast.

 

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Dolphin Tours & Shrimp Boats, Tybee Island

Lazaretto Creek GA Tybee Island Chatham County Captain Mikes Dolphin Tour Boats Ecotourism Coco's Bar Seafood Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Lazaretto Creek is located on the edge of Tybee Island and can be accessed at the Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier off U. S. Highway 80 or just over the Lazaretto Creek Bridge. It’s a great area for tourists and locals alike to stop and take in the salt marsh scenery. Georgia’s endangered shrimping industry is usually represented with a few boats and Captain Mike’s bright yellow Dolphin boats (in business since 1992) herald a boom in ecotourism. It’s really a nice contrast between old and new.

Lazaretto Creek GA Tybee Island Chatham County Shrimp Boats Savannah Confederate Flag Atlantic Ocean Tidal Creek Salt Marsh Seafood Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

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