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Doris Duke Christening the Liberty Ship named after her father.

Photo provided by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

The J.A. Jones Shipyard of Brunswick, was one of 18 shipyards throughout the U.S. to produce Liberty ships during World War II.The Liberty ships are credited with providing a vital lifeline of food and war material to the Allies’ global war effort. more

May 30, 2017 12:53 PM Culture & History

Honor Flight War Memorial Phto

Bob Shoreman

When the sun rises on May 6, the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport will be teeming with hundreds of volunteers creating “the best day of their lives” for 95 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans, as part of the 2017 Coastal Georgia Honor Flight. more

Apr 25, 2017 5:49 PM Events

Tom Purdy shares the inspiring story of Ernie Andrus and his Guinness World Record setting run across the country. This 92 year-old WWII veteran's trek has a mission behind it as well, and hopefully will finish his journey right here on SSI. more

Jun 10, 2016 10:08 AM

Blimp Convoy Escort

Courtesy of Paul Pribble, Glynn County Airport Commission archives

Learn about Brunswick's important role in protecting World War II ship convoys in this story about the history of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport by Leslie Faulkenberry. more

Sep 3, 2015 8:36 AM Culture & History

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Image courtesy of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

In 1944, Brunswick shipyard workers made a special holiday gift in a spontaneous outpouring of patriotism that captured widespread attention and appreciation. more

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Michael Hanneld

Michael Hanneld brings us the impressive tale of a historic aircraft housed at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport who is soon to celebrate her 70th birthday. more

Nov 3, 2014 1:53 PM Culture & History

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