The Carnegies and Cumberland Island by Nancy C. Rockefeller

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ISBN 100977671127
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Cumberland Island has been called a national treasure. Separate from the Georgia mainland, Cumberland offers visitors and residents respite from a busy, consumption-driven world.

Unbeknown to many, Cumberland's progression from private ownership to national seashore took decades and the collaborative The Carnegies and Cumberland Island book of many.5/5(2).

A trip to Cumberland Island can satisfy your mind's curiosity with its historical secrets or relax it all together with its tranquil scenery. Natural Cumberland Island. Cumberland is one of the largest undeveloped barrier islands along the Georgia coast. The National Park Service protects alm acres of the island, including miles of unspoiled beaches.

In the 's, Pittsburgh steel magnate Thomas Carnegie and his wife Lucy bought the majority of Cumberland Island, the largest barrier island along Georgia's ragged coastline, from descendants of Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene. Within five years they constructed a magnificent palatial mansion on the spot where the Greene family had built their own grand.

The tone of the book seemed unbiased and it confirmed details I have read in other nonfiction about Cumberland Island.

My favorite part was about the Carnegies living on the island, because it was such an escape to read about the wealth and leisure of the robber barons in the s/5. on Cumberland Island. Milton Meltzer, in his recent book on Andrew Carnegie, claims that the stress of working for his zealous and censorious brother had taken its toll on Thomas.

He began drinking just before retire-ment and died in a few weeks before his mother. He was forty-three. The British were present at Cumberland early in the nineteenth century, and there are detailed descriptions of Robert Stafford’s plantation as it existed between and The Civil War had a profound effect on the Island’s human history, and Reconstruction saw both speculators and freed slaves trying to wrest a living out of the.

The city of St. Marys, Ga. is the taking off point for the twice-daily Cumberland Island Ferry and a fine Southern town in its own right.

Here are three not-quite-Carnegian houses in St. Marys. By this time, the Carnegies owned 90% of the island. The Carnegies moved out of Dungeness in In the Dungeness mansion was destroyed by fire, alleged to be arson.

The ruins are today preserved by the National Park Service as part of Cumberland Island National Seashore. They were acquired by the Park Service in   Pittsburgh’s Thomas (brother to steel magnate Andrew) and Lucy Carnegie decided on Cumberland Island as their winter home. Built in an even grander style than the original structure a century earlier, the room, turreted Scottish castle, also called Dungeness, was completed with 40 additional buildings that included a staff of The Carnegies & Cumberland Island Paperback – January 1, by Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — — $ PaperbackAuthor: Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller. Besides the land collectively owned by Carnegie offspring—in the late s and early s, Cumberland Island was the steel-titan family’s private playground—the National Park Service manages much of Cumberland, which it lists as a national seashore.

Draped in Spanish moss, inhabited by wild horses and home to descendants of both the Carnegies and the Candlers, Cumberland Island holds an almost mythological place in the minds of many Georgians. A Carnegie Manor on Cumberland Island.

The Carnegies and Cumberland Island book Jake Gallagher Posted on Ma — Filed Under: History, Jake Gallagher It’s one of America’s greatest rags-to-riches stories: two brothers, born into the utter poverty of lower-class Scotland in the mid’s, immigrate to America and amass an inconceivable fortune all on their own.

Most visitors to Cumberland Island gain their access through the National Park Service. They camp at one of the various sites on the island. The delightful Greyfield Inn is a more expensive way to stay on the Island. Greyfield is a converted Carnegie mansion still owned and managed by members of the Carnegie family.

Cumberland Island is a national treasure. The largest of the Sea Islands along the Georgia coast, it is a history-filled place of astounding natural beauty. With a thoroughness unmatched by any previous account, Cumberland Island: A History chronicles five centuries of change to the landscape and its people from the days of the first Native Americans through the late-twentieth-century.

The first Carnegies on the island were Thomas and Lucy Carnegie, who bought 4, acres, except for the Candler property, in They built their home, Dungeness, on the southern end of the. Includes a chapter on the history of Cumberland Island by Mary R.

Bullard. Description: pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Other Titles: Carnegies and Cumberland Island: Responsibility: by Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller. The Carnegies and Cumberland Island - Book.

Table of contents: Early history of Cumberland Island The Carnegie ancestors The children of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie Houses on Cumberland Island Transportation on the Island Employees who worked for the Carnegie family The division of Cumberland Island Other houses on Cumberland Island Cemeteries The.

We sat at a long table, talking quite a while about books, history, raising kids and paddleboarding before coming back to Cumberland Island.

The family of the subtitle is the Carnegies; Millicent’s great-grandfather on her mother’s side was Thomas, brother to Andrew. The first of the islands, Cumberland, off the coast of Georgia. Cumberland Island: Footsteps in Time is the first book about the island that offers readers a complete history of the island combined with stunning photography and historical images.

Richly illustrated with more than color and black-and-white photographs, it is a comprehensive history, from native occupation to the present. The book is personal and chronicles the history of the Carnegies and the island that was primarily owned by the Carnegie family.

While I have listed it as a "1st Edition/1st Printing", it really is a bit meaningless since there was only a small number of books Seller Rating: % positive. It was the height of the Gilded Age inand Andrew Carnegie, a pioneer in the steel industry, laid out why he would be donating the bulk of his wealth to.

Plum Orchard Mansion, Cumberland Island. Also learn more about special tours of Plum Orchard, circaa 22, square foot Carnegie mansion. Ferry Info. The only way to get to Cumberland Island is by boat. The National Park Service ferry departure is located in St.

Marys, Georgia (figure 45 minutes to an hour’s drive north from Amelia. Day visitors and campers reach the island by taking theCumberland Island Ferry from the Cumberland Island Visitors Center in St.

Marys, Georgia, to the Sea Camp Dock. Guests of the Greyfield Inn take the hotel's private ferry, the Lucy Ferguson. The boat ride itself is wonderful way to see Cumberland's beauty from the water.

Guided Cumberland. It also covers the history of wilderness preservation generally and the history of Cumberland Island specifically. The book is Ruckdeschel's story, so the views of the island's residents (basically, the Carnegies) who advocate for the prioritization of historic building preservation over wilderness preservation is not very well represented/5().

4 North Second Street # Fernandina Beach, Florida Phone: Its elegant guestrooms are furnished in Victorian antiques, Tiffany lamps, and Chippendale furniture, and a well-stocked library boasts first editions and classics from the collection of the Carnegie family, who once owned about 90 percent of pristine Cumberland Island.

Lucy Carnegie Ferguson, a member of the industrialist Carnegie family who worked most of her life to preserve Cumberland Island, died Monday night after a long illness. She was 89 years old. Greyfield Inn was constructed at the dawn of the 20th century, in which the United States had started to emerge as a global superpower.

The Greyfield Inn is a graceful colonial-style hotel on Georgia’s Cumberland Island, once the preserve of the Carnegies and other wealthy industrialists, and sincea protected National Seashore.

A Natural History of Cumberland Island by Carol Ruckdeschel. Written by the aforementioned island protector, this is the most comprehensive look at the island’s flora and fauna. Cumberland Island: A History by Mary Bullard. Written by a descendant of the Carnegie family, this book covers the extensive history of Cumberland Island.

Whitney Otawka’s Perfect Day on Cumberland Island, Georgia 9 a.m. – Off to Sea. There are two boats that head to Cumberland Island. If you are coming to visit through the National Park System, you would depart from Saint Marys, offer day trips to the island that depart the mainland at 9 a.m.

and return at p.m. Camping is available with permits, but they are limited, so. Oliver "Mitty" Ferguson is a descendent of Thomas Carnegie, whose family came to Cumberland Island in the late s, and owner of the island's only accommodations, the world-renowned Greyfield Inn.

Published 16th Mar Cumberland Island is the best book written about any barrier island on the Georgia coast-and there have been many. —Buddy Sullivan, author of Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater This is one of those travel/history books that will please all the serious Georgia history and nature lovers.

The Lands and Legacies Tour is a motorized tour to the north end of Cumberland Island starting at the Sea Camp Ranger Station. Visitors get to see both cultural and natural landmarks, including the remains of Robert Stafford’s plantation and cemetery, Plum Orchard Mansion, Cumberland Wharf, the Settlement, and First African Baptist Church.

Carnegie, Lucy C Carnegie, Thomas Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest barrier island, has a long history entwined with its many different inhabitants. Evidence endures in a variety of remains and ruins, which are open to the public visitation via the National Park Service.

The Dungeness ruins is what is left of a room mansion built by. Thomas Carnegie died of pneumonia a few days later [Octo ].” (David Nasaw, Andrew Carnegie, (New York: Penguin Books, ), ) Andrew was not surprised by Thomas’s death. Thomas was a heavy drinker and Andrew figured that his brother would die young because of it.

All books set in Cumberland Island on the global book map. We found 4 books set in Cumberland Island and 5 others set nearby. After Thomas’s death inonly two years after he permanently moved to Cumberland Island, Lucy bought out Morris.

Over the years she would go on to purchase about 90% of the island. The Carnegies tore down the ruins of the Miller’s Dungeness and built a modest home on the site, also naming it Dungeness.

Darling’s “Discovering Cumberland Island” July 1, “The only way to arrive on the shores of Cumberland Island is by boat. Once you step off the dock, you have entered into a living history book.

Tangled branches overhead lock antiquity and mystery into the fabric of the island. The island saw battles between the British and Spanish in the late 's, huge land clearings as plantations were established and maintained by thousands of slaves, the Civil War, to becoming the home of iconic families such as the Carnegies, Rockefellers and Candlers.Day 5 — We take the ferry boat over to Cumberland Island where we have an entire day to take in the island.

For an additional $16, you can rent a bike and the leaders will take you on a bike tour of the island. You can also opt to do a short four-mile hike, listen to a ranger presentation, visit historical ruins, comb miles of secluded beaches, or just relax.

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