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This Day in Georgia History

January 21, 1733

Oglethorpe and Rangers Left Beaufort

James Oglethorpe and a small party of Carolina rangers departed in a small boat from Beaufort. They sailed southward along the inland coastal waterway, spending the night on one of Carolina’s barrier islands – most likely Trench’s Island. Their destination was the mouth of the Savannah River, at which point they would sail upriver looking for a sight for the Georgia colony’s first settlement.