Historic Markers Across Georgia

Captain Gascoigne

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Location: in a small park at the south end of Arthur J. Moore Dr, St. Simons Island, GA.
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 10.033    W 081° 24.631
  31.16721666    -81.41051666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMGNJ5
Captain Gascoigne Marker  


In 1736 Captain Gascoigne of the British Sloop-of War Hawk, established here at Gascoigne Bluff the base for the naval defense of the Colony of Georgia. The Spaniards landed here in the invasion of 1742.

In 1794 Live Oak timbers were cut on St. Simons, loaded from this bluff and sent to Boston to be used in the construction of the Frigate Constitution, better known as " Old Ironsides"¨¨¨


Captain Gascoigne