The Ruins of Cumberland Island

Dungeness Mansion on Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia looks, to all intents and purposes, like a European ruin.  However, this little visited island ruin has a long history of its own.  In fact it is almost a miscrocosm of US history, with battles with the British, civil war, emancipation and boom and bust all playing their part.

Thomas M Carnegie and his wife Lucy bought land and started to build a new Dungeness in 1884. It was inspired by castles that the couple had seen in Scotland and although Thomas never saw it finished (like the unfortunate Mr Greene he died before it was finished) his wife lived in Dungeness with his huge brood of nine children for many years. When complete, it must have been (after her family of course) her pride and joy.


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