The ruins at Dungeness on Cumberland Island stand as a stark reminder of the excesses of the Gilded Age.  The 59-room mansion built by the Carnegie family in the late 1800’s flourished until it was abandoned during the Depression.  It was gutted by fire in the 1950’s, but the ruins and its surrounding property are still a striking, and almost overwhelming, sight on the south end of Cumberland.  What a fine house this once was!

The Ruins at Dungeness on Cumberland Island, Georgia

The Ruins at Dungeness on Cumberland Island, Georgia.

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