Adventure Guide to the Georgia & Carolina Coasts, 2nd by Blair Howard Norman Renouf Kathy Renouf

By Blair Howard Norman Renouf Kathy Renouf

An entire revision of this renowned best-seller that covers Beaufort, Myrtle seashore, New Bern, Savannah, the ocean Islands, Hilton Head, Brunswick and the Golden Isles, Okefenokee Swamp, the Outer Banks, Charleston, Cape Hatteras and the entire locations in-between.

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Wealthy industrialists from the North and Midwest bought vast tracts of land and even some of the barrier islands along the coastal plain to use as private hunting and fishing retreats. Following World War I, yet another kind of industry came to the region – tourism. The Georgia & Carolina Coasts Today Today, the entire area is one long chain of tourist attractions: historic sites, towns and cities, old forts, resorts, beaches and magificent plantations and, in the sea, the remains of a thousand shipwrecks.

Savannah was captured by the British in 1778 and thus held until the close of hostilities. With that peace came prosperity as the city’s port traffic increased steadily with the growth of the plantation-based economy of tobacco and cotton. It was a good time for Savannah. In 1861, war came again to Savannah, this time in the form of the Civil War. Early on, Savannah was an important supply point for the Confederacy, but the fall of Fort Pulaski in 1862 closed the port to all sea traffic except for a few brave blockade-runners.

In fact, in 1996 a 2½-square-mile area in downtown Savannah, containing 2,358 buildings of architectural and/or historical interest, was designated as a Registered National Landmark, making it one of the largest urban historic landmark districts in the nation. This city plan also Climate n 41 is the only city in the United States nominated to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Historic Savannah Foundation, % 912651-2125, 501 Whitaker Street, in Hodgson Hall, since 1955 has been the catalyst for the restoration of Savannah’s architectural heritage.

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