Dungeness at Cumberland Island

Thomas Carnegie was Andrew’s younger brother.  Thomas did a fine job of financial management of their steel empire.  Thomas died at age 43.  His wife, Lucy, was a sharp business woman and added wealth to her family’s holdings.  She died in 1916.  The house was all but abandoned in 1925 and burned in 1959.  What a place the property had been from 1885.  Reading of Thomas Carnegie and of Dungeness is worthwhile during the enjoyment of a favorite beverage.

Gnarly bark lumps caught our attention just before entering the home’s main gate.

As seen from the front of the house


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Main stairs and right side

View for rear of home. The farm sized garden and greenhouse are behind the photographer

Quality “yard art” – just imagine what the grounds looked like in 1890!

There are dozens of additional images which could have been taken for the blog: ice house; carriage house; captain’s quarters; etc.   I hope what has been presented creates an interest in Thomas Carnegie and Dungeness.

The story / blog of  senior citizens, Alex and Diann, on board Yacht A Fun, their Gemini catamaran sailboat.  They are traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life.  They offer the book “Your Boat as a Business”  at  www.Amazon.com/dp/1720656452



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