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Ockolocoochee, Little River 1889-01-29

Who knows the Ockolocoochee River? No, not the Ochlockonee River; that’s a bit to the west. You do know the Ockolocoochee River as the Little River, of the Withlacoochee, of the Suwannee. Here is news from 1889 that also includes the boat that didn’t survive from Troupville to Ellaville, which was apparently not a paddlewheel steamer.


Irwin County, 1885a, GeorgiaInfo, Rand McNally Map of Georgia, 1885

Atlanta Constitution, January 29, 1889, Pg 12., quoted in Ray City History Blog, 18 October 2010, More About Troupville, GA and the Withlacoochee River,

THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER.

VALDOSTA, Ga., January 19. -[Special.]- Away up near the northern limit of the great wiregrass section there is a big cypress swamp. They call them bays there. From this bay emerges Continue reading

Old Coffee Road, Georgia

The Google map of locations on Old Coffee Road was used by many of the early settlers of south central Georgia, including in the watersheds of the Willacoochee, Alapaha, Withlacoochee, and Little Rivers and Okapilco Creek. It crossed all those and other waterways by ford or private ferry: there were no bridges back then.

Old Coffee Road map, WWALS.net
Follow this link for the interactive google map.

The Georgia Historical Commission erected markers at half a dozen locations in the 1950s and 1960, reading: Continue reading

Ray’s Mill Pond, 2016-04-02

See you 9AM tomorrow morning April 3rd for the WWALS Outing at the 3,500 acre Ray’s Mill Pond, View from boatramp which is open for boating 24/7; just put a dollar in the box. In the evenings Monday thru Thursday, don’t park your boat on the pavement because the restaurant is open then, and it’s very popular, but no worries on a Sunday morning.

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

-jsq

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

View from boatramp
View from boatramp

Deposit .00 Launch Fee Here
Deposit .00 Launch Fee Here

Launch Fee .00
Launch Fee .00

No Boat Trailers on Paved Lot Thursday Thru Saturday 4PM til 10PM
No Boat Trailers on Paved Lot Thursday Thru Saturday 4PM til 10PM

Busy restaurant parking lot
Busy restaurant parking lot

Cat Creek flooding
Cat Creek flooding

Rays Mill Pond spillway
Rays Mill Pond spillway

View from walkway
View from walkway