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Duplin River, McIntosh County

Duplin River GA Sapelo Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

The Duplin is a tidal river forming the western border of Sapelo Island and emptying into Doboy Sound. It is 8.1 miles in length.

 

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Turkey Fountain, Sapelo Island

Turkey Statue Fountain University of Georgia Marine Institute Sapelo Island GA Richard RJ Reynolds Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

In the quadrangle of the University of Georgia Marine Institute can be found one of the most interesting pieces of outdoor sculpture in the state and certainly the most famous on Sapelo. Richard Reynolds commissioned a large fountain topped with this large turkey and joined by two smaller turkeys on the ends of the structure. I’ve heard that it was “given” to his wife as a Christmas gift, much to her dismay, but I’m not sure if there’s any validity to that story. Still, if you make it Sapelo Island, be sure you visit the Marine Institute and the turkey fountain!

 

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University of Georgia Marine Institute, Sapelo Island

University of Georgia Marine Institute Sapelo Island GA Old Dairy Barn of Richard RJ Reynolds Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

The main building housing the University of Georgia Marine Institute was once part of a dairy and farming operation overseen by tobacco heir Richard Reynolds during his residence on Sapelo Island. It seems out of place in the harsh environment of Sapelo, but Reynolds was a worldly man whose influences ran the gamut of style and function.  The weathervane (below) depicting a tall ship is one of my favorite features of the structure.

University of Georgia Marine Institute Sapelo Island GA Old Dairy Barn of Richard RJ Reynolds Weathervane Tall Ship Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

 

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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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Traditional Architecture, Hog Hammock

Sapelo Island GA Hog Hammock Community Abandoned Vernacular House Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

This is among the older and more traditional housing styles in the Hog Hammock community.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Julius Green House, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock GA Sapelo Island Vernacular House with Screened In Front Porch Oak Trees Spanish Moss Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Mary Parker House, Hog Hammock

Mary Parker House Hog Hammock GA Sapelo Island Historic Gullah Geechee Community Endangered Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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