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Boneyard beach

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Type: Color photographs
Creator: Lapolla, Fran
Title: Boneyard beach
Description: Photograph of remains of cedar, oak, palmetto, and pine trees rising out of the sand on a "boneyard beach" on Wassaw Island, Georgia. The term boneyard is used to describe the areas of beach on barrier islands where old trees are buried and exposed over and over as the tides change the shape of the islands.
Subjects: Beaches--Georgia--Wassaw Island | Barrier islands--Georgia | Trees--Georgia--Wassaw Island | Dead trees--Georgia--Wassaw Island | Wassaw Island (Ga.) | Chatham County (Ga.)
Contributors: New Georgia Encyclopedia | University of Georgia. Marine Extension Service
Rights and Usage: Photograph by Fran Lapolla, UGA Marine Extension Service.
Related Materials: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/geography-environment/wassaw-island | Forms part of: New Georgia Encyclopedia
Persistent Link to Item: http://georgiaencyclopedia.org/file/4960

Related Institutions: New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
Collection Information: New Georgia Encyclopedia