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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Transatlantic Steamer in Savannah #history #genealogy #georgiapioneers

The Savannah; Transatlantic Steamer
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The SavannahA French report on American steam vessels published in 1823 as well as Russian newspaper accounts contemporary with the steamship Savannah upon its historic voyage  in 1819, described a rigged scale model purported to be of the pioneer transatlantic steamer Savannah. For many years this model was generally accepted as being a reasonably accurate representation and was the basis for countless illustrations but it does not agree with the published catalog description as to the side paddle wheels nor does it agree with the material in the Marestier report, which is accepted as the only source for a contemporary picture of the Savannah. Consequently, the National Museum undertook the research necessary to correct or replace the existing model with the help of Frank O. Braynard of the American Merchant Marine Institute, Eugene S. Ferguson, curator of mechanical and civil engineering at the Museum, and others. The Savannah crossed from Savannah, Georgia to Liverpool, England from May 22 to June 20, 1819; and proceeded to the Baltic, where she entered at St. Petersburg (now Leningrad), Stockholm, and a few other ports. Upon her return she reached Savannah, Georgia on November 30, and then on December 3 she sailed for Washington, D.C., arriving on December 16. Her original logbook on exhibition in the Museum covers the period between March 28, 1819, when she first left New York for Savannah, to December 1819 when she was at Washington. The United States National Museum's new model of the Savannah (pictured) was built by Arthur Henning, Inc., of New York City, from the ship's plans as reconstructed by staff members of the Museum's division of transportation. Source: The Pioneer Steamship SAVANNAH: A Study for a Scale Model by Howard I. Chapelle. 

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Monday, April 4, 2016

There is a Road to the Past (video)



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Monday, March 28, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Imagine Savannah's Past !

Riverfront Plaza
 A bit of the old and new as well as an imagination into the past.
Savannah Georgia

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Monday, March 14, 2016

River Street in Savannah

River Street, Savannah

Anyone who has walked down River Street in Savannah is passing over a bed of old colonial cobblestones. Cotton warehouses mostly occupied this district, as crops were exported to England.
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Owens House

Owens house, 124 E. McDonough Street
This house was built in 1861 for Alfred Haywood but referred to today as "the Owens house". Haywood was a successful Savannah businessman and public servant.



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Monday, February 29, 2016

Factor's Walk

Factor's Walk, Savannah
If you were a planted during the 17th and 18th centuries, you needed someone to manage your imports and exports.  A factoring agent bargained for the best prices and shipped plantation goods abroad.  The Savannah River served as a busy port town. The planters in Savannah did well after 1752, when the Trustees surrendered the Charter to King George and they could bring slaves into the colony.  The industry and prosperity of the plantations is reflected in the first several books of wills and estates in the probate court where wills and inventories averaged 50 pages or more!  All of the old Chatham County Wills and Estates are available to members of Georgia Pioneers

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Philip Delegal

Ft. Frederica on St. Simon's Island, Georgia

CAPT. PHILIP DELEGAL served with General Oglethorpe in the Colony, fighting the Spanish invaders throughout Georgia, as well as Florida. In a letter to James Oglethorpe dated August 14, 1735 from Philip Delegal, South Carolina, Ft. Frederick: 
"I received the letter you honored me with dated the 16th of May last...I take leave to give you my hearty thanks for so great a favor. I have not words sufficient to express myself how much I am obliged to your honor...if it should happen any discrepancies in the Colony and that he give (Mr. Causton) me timely notice, I shall be ready to do him all the service in my power both by acting and threatening the mutineers, nothwithstanding that I am directly under the command of the Governor of South Carolina, no man being more willing to serve the Colony than myself. I do not think it proper to ask the Governor's approbation in assisting your Colony upon so critical a time by reason there is a dispute between the South Carolina agent and the Indian nation and your agent about the trade, but as soon as I have opportunity I shall not fail to write to him, wishing for nothing more than to be able to give you the most convincing proof thereof. Philip Delegal. P. S.  My son is at present in the country or else he did not himself the honor to have wrote to you."

From the Journal of William Stephens, Secretary of the Colony for many years, who reported regularly all the business of Georgia to the Trustees in England:
"11 January 1738. A boat sent by Lt. Delegal at St. Simon's for Charles Town here in the morning and brought several letters; among others from Capt. Gascoigne, Mr. Horton, and Mr. Hawkins, for me.... 

2 February 1738. Thursday. Lt. Delegal in the morning crossed Jekyll Sound from his fort on St. Simon's and paid us a visit. Mr. Horton then did not allow us to put out without dining with him, which I perceived he had made provision for, and we fared well. Afterwards, Mr. Delegal took his leave and returned to his fort."


 "15 December 1740. The person on the boat who did not show himself yesterday we now            heard was Colonel Barnwell of Carolina, to whom the General (Oglethorpe) had been friendly with; and it was not doubted but both he and Lt. Delegal had with them some particular orders and instructions from his Excellency." (At the seige of Augustine by General Oglethorpe) 

Capt. Delegal served in Lt. General Parson's Regiment of Invalids, St. Peter's Port, on the Island of Guernsey, until he became active in the politics of His Majesty. December 19, 1751 he was granted 500 acres, adjoining that of his son. In 1755 he returned to the Legislature representing the Great and Little Ogeechee District, being elected a Member of the House. In 1757 he carried a bill to the Council to prevent any person from trading or encouraging Indians to come into Georgia.  When Capt. Delegal died in January of 1769, his wife, Eleanor, removed herself to reside at Philip's Bluff in South Carolina. 



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