Category Archives: Georgia History

12 in 12 River 9: The Ocmulgee

On day two of our three-day trip, a friend of Jim’s helped us with a shuttle, and we put in on the Ocmulgee early Saturday morning. We were treated to miles of winding river, with sandbars that appeared around almost … Continue reading

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12 in 12 River 8: The Little Ocmulgee

With invaluable help from Liz’s friend Jim, we embarked on a three-day trip to paddle four rivers – the Ocmulgee and Little Ocmulgee, the Oconee, and the Altamaha. We drove up to Lumber City, GA (where we stopped for ice … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Rivers 6 and 7: Little Ogeechee and Salt Creek

After much schedule madness, Liz and I finally got on the water on Saturday, July 28th.  We were joined by our friends Dan and Gerry.  Gerry guided us to the put in for the Little Ogeechee, then we shuttled cars … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Paddle Number 4: Vernon River

After making a concerted effort to get inland on our first three paddles, Liz and I decided to find some nearby salt water that we hadn’t paddled. We settled on the Vernon River, which rises south of Hunter Army Airfield … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Paddle Number 3: Cathead Creek

Cathead Creek is a tributary of the mighty Altamaha River. It drains part of Buffalo Swamp, a tidal forest containing bald cypress, sweet black gum, and water tupelo.  The put-in is on Cox Road off of Hwy 251, where Liz … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Paddle Number Two: Canoochee River

Liz and I were inspired to take this trip by (and with) Georgia river fan Gerry Cowart. Most in Savannah are familiar with the Ogeechee, but how many know it’s cousin, the Canoochee? We were off to find out. The … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Paddle Number One: Ebenezer Creek

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 Liz and I were joined on this adventure by Dan, Gerry, and Jay.  We had planned to put in at Long Bridge landing and shuttle to a take-out where the creek feeds into the Savannah River. … Continue reading

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