Friday, October 19, 2007
The Dungeness and Wild Horses
This is Dungeness, the remains of the home of Thomas Carnegie (brother and partner of steel magnate Andrew Carnegie). The home was built in 1885 and was partially destroyed by fire in 1959.
Approximately 80% of Cumberland Island is owned and managed by the National Park Service. We were briefed several times by a park ranger on the rules and what to expect on the island. He told us there were approximately 250 feral horses and to not bother them since we were the intruders and not them. They roam freely and can be seen at times running on the beach. We were not fortunate enough to see them on the beach but they say it is a beautiful sight.