Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Geogia - Part IV- Sea Island

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Fourth in my series on Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia.....  

Originally named Long Island, Howard Coffin purchased Sea Island in 1928 and renamed it Sea Island.  Immediately, Coffin began construction on a lodge named "The Cloister" and the Plantation Golf Course.  Informally referred to as "Millionaire's Island", the land on the island was privately owned by some of the wealthiest families in the world - especially for industrialists of the era.  

(Overview of the Lodge at Sea Island).

The island was managed by Coffin's cousin, Bill Jones. When Coffin passed away in 1937, Sea Island was put in the hands of the very capable Bill Jones.    The island is still owned and operated by The Sea Island Company, presently chaired by Bill Jones, III.  The land on Sea Island is controlled privately, and public access is limited.

 

President Georgia Bush chose Sea Island to host the G8 Summit in June of 2004. 

 In late 2004, the Sea Island Company closed and rebuilt the famous Cloister Hotel. 

 A guard hut and gated entry were recently constructed on the causeway leading to Sea Island. Visitors and sightseers are no longer permitted; the entire island is now accessible only to homeowners, club members and guests of the resort.

 

For an overview of Sea Island's history, visit their website at http://www.seaisland.com/ or view the pocket guide at http://www.seaisland.com/guestservices/requestinformation.html

 

Look for the last in my series of Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Geogia - Little Saint Simons Island - coming soon.

To view Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia - Part I - Historic Brunswick

http://activerain.com/blogsview/200524/Brunswick-and-the-Golden

To View Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia - Part II - Jekyll Island

http://activerain.com/blogsview/228481/Brunswick-and-the-Golden

To View Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia - Part III - Saint Simons Island

http://activerain.com/blogsview/229684/Brunswick-and-the-Golden

 

For a newcomer's guide or more information on Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia, visit Chapman Realty's website at http://www.juliechapman.com/ or call Chapman Realty at 1-877-221-0088.  

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DR Horton

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Julie, this is absolutely gorgeous!  We went on tour today and we were all talking about how we would like to go over to Georgia and check out some of the real estate.  :)  I made me think about you and your gorgeous listings.  This is a wonderful post.
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Come and enjoy....we'll show ya'll some of that southern hospitality. 

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:)  If any of them go, I'll tell them to give you a call.  I don't think I'll be on vacation for a while.

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