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In Their Own Words

May 24, 1801

Successful Fishing Trip

Reuben King recorded a successful fishing trip in his journal:

“Sunday 24 I went a fishing down to Little St. Simons [Island] we caught 2 drum fish the largest waid 39 lb”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 25.