Periscope Returns to Submarine Museum

April 12th, 2011 by Seth

Workers prep the new periscope for installation

 

After being out of commission for some time, the periscope has returned to the St. Marys Submarine Museum. Thanks to the Trident Refit Facility for donating the new periscope.
The periscope is very popular with visitors. Everyone likes to look around St. Marys. You can even see Fernandina Beach across the St. Marys River.
The Submarine Museum houses nearly 20,000 artifacts from submarines throughout history. Lining the walls of the museum are historic documents and photographs to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into

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Up Close with Cumberland Island’s Wild Horses

March 30th, 2011 by Seth

Catherine taking a photo of a wild horse on Cumberland Island

Catherine and her family spent the day on Cumberland with her mother and father. They explored the island and had a great time. As you can see, they were able to get some great pictures of Cumberland Island’s wildlife, specifically the wild horses.

Woodbine Crawfish Festival

March 23rd, 2011 by Seth

The Woodbine Crawfish Festival attracts nearly 20,000 people every year, and each one comes  looking to get a plate of delicious crawfish. It takes 4,000 pounds of crawfish to feed the crowd.

Crawfish is definitely the highlight of the event, but there are many

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St. Marys Mardi Gras

March 6th, 2011 by Seth

We sure had a great time at the St. Marys Mardi Gras Festival on Saturday. The event kicked off with a parade and some great floats at 10am.

As you would expect, there was plenty of “festival food” for lunch. However, one of the most popular options was the Chili Cook-Off.

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Bicycle Ride Across Georgia

February 28th, 2011 by Seth

BRAG at the USS GEORGE BANCROFT Sail Exhibit

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, or BRAG, just finished their Winter Ride, and the group made a stop in St. Marys for a few nights. They chose St. Marys because of its central location to several of the places that they wanted to visit. Such as

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2011 by Seth

We want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! Spend the day with that special somone, and be sure to do something nice for them.

St. Marys Mardi Gras Festival

February 10th, 2011 by Seth

Toonerville Trolley Dressed for Mardi Gras

Saturday, March 5th 

Come join the fun in historic downtown St. Marys. Meet us on the verandah and have the best seat in town for an up close view of the parade which starts at 10:00am. Be sure to catch the beads thrown from the floats! Lots of family fun to include Entertainment, Arts & Crafts and, of course, food and refreshments. Also, don’t forget The Great
Camden County Chili Cook-Off from 11am-2pm.

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

February 7th, 2011 by Seth

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

March 11, 12, 13
Every year this prestigious event brings thousands of visitors from all over the world to see the display of antique and rare automobiles of all makes and models. All have been magnificently restored and are held to an exceptionally detailed inspection before display. Many of the lodging facilities on Amelia Island are running out of rooms already! Spencer House Inn is located only 45 minutes from the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and we still have availability for this event.

Cumberland Island Ferry

February 4th, 2011 by Seth

Cumberland Island Ferry on the St. Marys River

Spring is the perfect time to take a trip to Cumberland Island. It is not too soon to start planning your Spring Vacation or Spring Break. The phones at the ferry office have been very busy with calls for reservations for March and April. There are even a few days that are completely full! Call now to get your spot on the ferry. If there are no spaces available for the day you would like, check back often with the ferry office.

Beginning March 1st, the ferry will resume its 7 day a week schedule. A 2:45pm return ferry will also be offered Wednesday – Saturday. The tour of the Plum Orchard mansion is still being offered on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.

A Tour of St. Marys

January 28th, 2011 by Seth

A Beautiful Day on the St. Marys River

With the nice weather that we are having, guests love to take the tram tour around St. Marys. Your guide will show you all of the historic sites, as well as all of the beautiful views.

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