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St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tall Ships in the Harbor

St. Marys History Walk

 
 
Tall Ships in the Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
1. Tall Ships in the Harbor Marker
Inscription.  
Pre-Colonial St. Marys saw visits by European maritime powers in carracks, galleys, galleons and galeota. Historians have said that at one time up to 300 such ships lay at anchor in the St. Marys River. In the 1800s to mid-1900s, boatyards dotted the shore – building shrimp boats, yachts, barges and gunboats. Later, cotton and tobacco warehouses lined the waterfront.

Carrack:
A lightly armored cargo ship.

Galleon:
A large sailing vessel used as a warship or trader from the 15th to 18th centuries.

Galley:
Rowable vessels used for war and piracy.

Galeota:
A naval warship used for shelling coastal towns.
 
Erected 2016 by Camden Kings Bay Council of the Navy League of the United States.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 43.311′ N, 81° 33.239′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Georgia, in Camden
Tall Ships in the Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
2. Tall Ships in the Harbor Marker
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bartlett Street and St Marys Street West, on the left when traveling north. Located within the St. Marys History Walk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Bartlett St, Saint Marys GA 31558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shipbuilding Launched in St. Marys (here, next to this marker); Ships Under Sail: (here, next to this marker); International Border Town (a few steps from this marker); The Tragic Acadians (a few steps from this marker); Industry finds St. Marys (a few steps from this marker); Industry finds St. Marys: (within shouting distance of this marker); The Washington Pump & Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Industry finds St. Marys (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Photo Insert : Tall Ships image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
3. Photo Insert : Tall Ships
Depicted: Portuguese Galleon, Carracks, Galley and Galeota in the ”Routemap of the Red Sea” by Joao De Castro during the Portuguese Expedition to Suez
Entrance to the St. Marys History Walk image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
4. Entrance to the St. Marys History Walk
St. Marys History Park markers from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
5. St. Marys History Park markers from a distance
St. Marys History Park commemoration plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
6. St. Marys History Park commemoration plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 31, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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