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Old Quarantine Station

1893. Old Quarantine Station Brunswick, Georgia

Located at the entrance of the Brunswick port, this island served as a rock ballast dumping ground for ships entering the port for trade. In an attempt to avoid the importing of an epidemic disease, like yellow fever, the island was converted into a Quarantine Station and operated by the Marine Hospital Service from 1893 to 1938. It earned the title of Quarantine Island because sailors were quarantined on the island for two-week periods before being allowed entrance to the city. In the 1910s, immigrants passed through the island as well. You can see the island from the overlook at the state headquarters of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or as you cross the Lanier Bridge on your way to Jekyll Island.

Related: Sidney Lanier Bridge

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