"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 15, 2011

June 14 - Thunderbolt, GA

Day 100 - DAY 100!
Bahia Bleu Marina

We spent another day in Savannah. Our first stop was the barbershop...Stan was looking a little shaggy. I can't wait to get home and have my hair trimmed. After lunch we went to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum located in the old Scarbrough House. It was interesting, lots of history of ships that were built in Savannah and others that contributed to Savannah's history. We spent the rest of the day wondering through a few more squares, walking along the river and having ice cream at Leapold's. Leapold's was first opened in 1919. We've truly enjoyed Savannah and all its history.

The little barbershop where Stan got his haircut
Scarbrough House built in 1819. Home to the Ships of the Sea Museum 
Some of the model ships we saw in the museum
Scrimshaw display at the museum
Leopold's Ice Cream
An old fashion ice cream parlor...the ice cream was wonderful.
One of the little shops in a building along the river. The cat walk is from the street level. The river level is two stories down.
Old Harbor Light - It was erected in 1858 as an aid to navigation of the Savannah River. It stands 77 feet above the river and was illuminated by gas.
1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron - The five fluted columns on the round bases represent the five Olympic rings, the fluted slice of a classic column symbolizes the Olympic Greek heritage. The sails represent the Olympic yachting events and the copper flame was added to replace the real flame that burned during the games.
Florence Martus was known well by Savannahians and sailors of the sea as the Waving Girl. She would welcome each ship by waving her handkerchief. Sailors began returning her greeting by waving back or with a blast of the ship's horn. She continued her waving tradition for 44 years and it is estimated that she welcomed more than 50,000 ships during her lifetime.
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department occupies the oldest continually active police headquarters in the nation. The Barracks, as it fondly known was opened in 1870.

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