Frederica River at Gascoigne Bluff

Frederica River GA at Gascoigne Bluff St. Simons Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

It’s not a stretch to say that much of Georgia’s early history began right here on Gascoigne Bluff, along the grass-choked tidal marshes of the Frederica River. It was long the home of a large Native American settlement, as well as a Fransican monastery called San Buenaventura, then the first naval base in Georgia, and the list goes on. Timbers removed from the Live Oak forest here were used in the building of the USS Constitution, better known as “Old Ironsides”.

The bluff was named for Captain James Gascoigne, who brought the first British settlers to the Georgia colony aboard the HMS Hawk.


Filed under --GLYNN COUNTY GA--, St. Simons Island GA

2 responses to “Frederica River at Gascoigne Bluff

  1. Michael McEachin

    Thanks for the reminder that Georgia history involves much more than the civil war and its after effects.

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