This private fishing camp is one of a few that still remain on the Ogeechee River.
I hope these sorts of places survive well into the future, but with increasing pollution on our rivers, it seems a challenge. Just downstream from this camp, illegal chemical discharges at King America Finishing led to the largest fish kill in Georgia history in May 2011. And we can never forget that the agency charged with preventing these sorts of things, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, essentially colluded with the polluter in allowing permits that should never have been issued and furthermore waiving fines after this ecological disaster occurred.
Near the ghost town of Ogeechee on the Ogeechee River this wooden bridge still stands alongside a newer bridge, built in 1970. I imagine it was a scary trip on the Old Ogeechee Road back in the day, especially during flood stage.
This is a wonderful survivor containing original elements such as the window shutters and chimneys. It’s a slightly different form of the “Cracker” style.
This is a favorite landmark near Ogeechee. I was surprised to find it still standing. For other views:
This common style, often called “Cracker”, remains a signature of our landscape.
This image shows the house in 2010. Below are images made in January 2014.
The room on the rear was likely a later addition and used as a kitchen.