P.O. Box 1968  Darien, GA 31305, USA

©2017 by Friends Of The Kit Jones

770-335-6592

June 21, 2019

She won’t have the familiar look she’s had for the last several decades. There will be no steel outriggers, railings or anchor, no pilothouse or helm that guided her way through southern waters for 75 years. Her mantle is chipped and worn and rust stains stream down he...

November 26, 2017

ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2017— The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2018 list of ten Places in Peril in the state.

Sites on the list include: A.J. Gillen Department Store in Maxeys (Oglethorpe County); Bibb City Elementary School in Columbus (Mus...

September 29, 2017

The effort to bring the Kit Jones from Biloxi, MS back home to McIntosh County for restoration and final placement just got one step closer.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division announced September 21st that it awarded more than $111...

May 6, 2017

McIntosh Life Magazine Spring/ Summer 2017

Her history…

The Kit Jones is a wood-hull 60-foot tugboat built in 1938-39 on Sapelo Island, Georgia.  Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. commissioned this boat along with other vessel designs by yacht firm Sparkman & Stephens, Inc., of N...

February 3, 2017

After 75+ years of service, a McIntosh native is returning to Darien.  Kit Jones is a local…in the truest sense of the word, as even the wood that was hewn to form her hull was harvested from Sapelo Island.

The 60-foot wood-hull vessel was commissioned by R.J. Reynolds,...

SEA HISTORY 154, SPRING 2016 ~ Historic Ships on a Lee Shore 

Boatyards can be interesting, but oftentimes melancholy, places. Scattered among the newer boats getting fresh varnish or bottom paint, there are always a few rusting, past-their-prime hulks—once somebod...

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