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Mary Musgrove

After some tweaking at a local boat-repair here in town, Mary Musgrove left Beaufort last week (11-2012)

Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) has announced the addition of a fourth vessel to the Savannah Belles Ferry fleet. Mary Musgrove will join Juliette Gordon Low, Susie King Taylor, and Florence Martus as vessels named for note-worthy women of Savannah Georgia’s history.

Mary Musgrove, a woman of Creek Indian and colonial Georgia descent, served as an interpreter for General Oglethorpe during the founding of Savannah. She played a crucial role in negotiations with Tomochichi and the Creek Indians as a strong and effective advocate who helped convince them to accept the new colony into their territory.