Tabby Fleur de Lis LbNA # 15997
|Placed Date||Jun 21 2005|
|Found By||Hammerheads (Attempted) |
|Last Update||Oct 4 2008 |
Jekyll Island is just off the coast near Brunswick. There is a $3 toll at the gate for a day's pass. Nice bike path circling the island.
The stamp for this box was kidnapped by a geocacher who left playdough. I will recarve and replace in June 07. You may still search for the box and stamp in if you'd like.
Begin your search by locating the tabby ruins of the home built by a major in Oglethorpe's regiment. He later took command. After this officer's death in Savannah in 1748 his house was purchased by the DuBignon family who had fled the French Revolution aboard their ship "The Sapelo". Count the number of windows in the house and record(X= no. of windows.) Now take the gravel path across the street to the DuBignon burying ground. (I've heard their ghosts are restless at dusk.) From the historical marker find the date Poulain DuBignon was buried and the sort of tree he was buried beneath. Subtract 1585 from that number and walk in that direction. Along the way you will come to an old dry well covered with an open grate--part of a brewery that provided beer to British troops. From the corner of the tabby structure take "X" steps at 270 degrees. The Fleur de Lis (a symbol used by French and English monarchy) hides inside a rock cairn at the base of a large tree similar to the one that shades DuBignon's grave.
This box was planted on our annual family vacation to Jekyll Island. Niece "Rosey" found her first box, and help plant this one, also her first. (Foraging racoons have removed the box once. Hopefully they'll leave it alone.)