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This Day in Georgia History

January 20, 1733

Colonists Arrived Beaufort

The first Georgia colonists sailed aboard the Anne into Port Royal Sound and then upriver to Beaufort, located on Port Royal Island. Here, a company of British soldiers stationed at a military outpost helped the colonists move into new barracks to recover from their ocean voyage. For the Anne, its role in the founding of Georgia was over. After the colonists unloaded, the captain of the Anne returned to Charleston for food, water, supplies, and a cargo for England.