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The setting for generations of pirate lore and tales of buried treasure, coastal Georgia's Blackbeard Island has had a compelling history for at least 200 years, including a period when it was the largest federal marine quarantine station on the south Atlantic coast.
Now Blackbeard Island is a National Wildlife Refuge managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Savannah Coastal refuges Complex.
Come hear local historian Buddy Sullivan discuss this intriguing history at the Southwest Branch of the Live Oak Public Library adjacent to the Savannah mall at 14097 Abercorn in Savannah.
Buddy is the author of 18 books on coastal Georgia history, specializing in antebellum agriculture and the maritime heritage of the tidewater. He frequently lectures on request on these and other topics including Spanish settlement on the Guale coast, Oglethorpe and the founding of Savannah, Scottish settlement in Georgia, the 19th century timber and shipping industry and the commercial shrimp and oyster fishery. His thematic approach focuses on the ecological and environmental influences of the coast and how three centuries of peoples have adapted their lives and livelihoods to these prevailing conditions locally.
The program is free and open to the public, no reservation is required.
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