The Railroad

In the early 1900s, logging became a profitable island investment. Materials to build a narrow-gauge railroad were barged to the island and railroad tracks were laid from the Mongin Creek to Freeport. Flatbed cars transported logs to Jimmy Lee’s Mongin Creek Landing. A canthook flipped logs into the water where they were rafted together and towed by tugboat to Savannah or Darien, Georgia. After ten years, logging ended. If you look carefully, you can see the raised rail bed and drainage ditches to either side.

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