2018 is trucking right along. Hopefully, you are able to make some time to get out there and get a little fishing done during these nice glimpses of warmer weather. We were excited to recently have the live announcement of the 2017 grand prize winner of the Georgia Bass Slam – Congrats again to Keith Lott! […]
We know, we know…you are already planning that romantic fishing trip for you and your significant other for Valentine’s Day, right? No better way to spend quality time and promote marital harmony than by seeing who can catch the bigger fish, right?
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — To celebrate the Peach State’s rich history and cultural life, several historic sites and museums are opening their doors to the public — for free. As a part of the Georgia History Festival, Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11 at participating sites around Savannah and throughout the…
Well, that groundhog saw its shadow this morning, that means six more weeks of winter (if you believe in that sort of thing). Will any of that keep you off the water? We sure hope not as there are certainly plenty of opportunities out there to help keep you busy, including fishing for crappie at […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Local dentists, hygienists and students are teaming up to provide free dental cleanings and treatment this week. The 9th Annual ‘Give Kids a Smile’ clinic will be held Friday, Feb. 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Just head on over to the Savannah Technical College Eckburg Auditorium (5717 White Bluff…
Twenty five miles northwest of Savannah Georgia in Effingham County is New Ebenezer one of the first five settlements in Georgia USA. In 1741 the colonists who originated in the Province of Salzburg known today as Austria made this their home. Bring a lunch and plan to spend the day. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Ebenezer Creek as it enters the Savannah river you are sure to find a relaxing spot on the bluff to take in the amazing view of the river.
You can get a glimpse of the past and what life was like for these colonial day settlers. Cane grinder and syrup boiler
Here the bells ring before each service at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church established in 1733…The first Sunday school was held in 1734 and the first orphanage in Georgia and opened in 1738
For service hours and more information: http://visitebenezer.com/sites/jerusalem-lutheran-church/
As written in the New Georgia Encyclopedia “Johann Martin Boltzius (sometimes spelled “Bolzius”) was senior minister to the Salzburger community at Ebenezer for three decades (1735-65) and was largely responsible for its success. He was a vigorous opponent of slavery during the formative years of the Georgia colony.”
To read the full article: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/johann-martin-boltzius-1703-1765
Since no village is complete without a resting place for their loved ones just a short walk across the road from the church is a cemetery that dates back to 1734. Descendants of the first settlers are still laid to rest here today. After a long journey from their homeland, under difficult circumstances , here we are 300 years later feeling reverant at their doorstep. Below are photos of a home built in 1755 and the museum with a gift shop.
For I95 travelers….exit Ga 109 proceed north on Ga Hwy 21 about 11 miles, follow to Ga hwy 275, turn right go 3 miles to the end of the road and you will be there…Services are available along the way at the interstate exit and in Rincon Georgia…
For more information about New Ebenezer and the Salzburg History….Visit http://visitebenezer.com/
Happy travels…don’t waste your road trip reading billboards…get off the Interstates there is so much to see in the USA!!!!
Well, that white stuff always throws us Georgians for a loop, doesn’t it? But, what a nice energy burner for all the little ones in our households! Hoping for a “little bit” warmer weather to help us all get out of our hibernated state of mind: Let’s get right to the reports. This week, we […]
I finished up my early morning “volunteer work” ahead of schedule today. The sun and 60º temperature on a January day quickly convinced me to find something to do outdoors. I happened to be in Beaufort S.Carolina, so cruising around the “sea islands” with the serene scenery is just what I needed to calm my […]
This will really get you thinking about how modern a society we are. This is a replica of a shell ring that are found in coastal Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
To read more about these mysterious little villages:
How are those resolutions going? Still sticking to them? Hopefully, one of those was getting out to go fish more often! Some fun ways to talk about fish, without venturing out into the cold listed below: Jan 20 : Rabun Rendezvous Jan. 18-21: Atlanta Boat Show (be sure to visit the “Let’s Go Fishing” Center for hourly […]