ST. MARY’S GEORGIA

One thing I forgot to mentioned on my last post was that the park is right next to King’s Bay Naval Station. This is where the Trident nuclear submarines ,come in and leave from. The Trident neuclar sub is the biggest sub we have. 550 feet long and about 150 crew. When they leave here they are gone for six months at a time, then come back in to be refitted and off they go again. Sometimes you can see them out in the bay, but so far we have not.

Saturday we went into St Mary’s to go to the submarine museum they have there. It was a really neat place, history of the earliest to the most modern of subs was there. A lot of WWII stuff and information. What we found the most interesting was that the city part, which is very small, is very historic and still has a lot of its oldest buildings still here and in fine condition. Some dating to 1810. It’s all right on the ST. Mary’s river. It was a very nice day and we spent about 5 hours there. Had lunch at Bessie’s and visited a cemetery formed in 1788. That was neat. There were quite a few people there also.

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I am standing right at the water almost in the photo above and the photo below we are down one of the main streets about 1/2 mile looking out toward the river.

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Ready to set sail.

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Driving the sub,

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Fire one, this is an actual periscope taken off of a old sub, they put it here , out through the roof, and you can actually swivel it and see the outside river area. Pretty neat.

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The park main square, right at the water, it was very nice and taken care of.

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Bessie’s where we had lunch from the second floor looking out at the river.

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Our view from the second floor at lunch, they are redoing the main road so it was all tore up.

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The tide indicator

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They had over 30 people here who served in the revolutionary war, this is one.

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They had a plot of confederate soldiers here also, most unmarked, but a few had names. No dates on when they died.

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This one seemed to stick with me. His unit, but no date on birth or death.

 

 

 

 

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