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Lowered reservoir offers glimpse of lost city

Special to SEGAZINE

Ken Boyd has a perennial fascination with the barren, windswept peninsula that juts into a remote arm of Thurmond Lake.“There’s not much here today,” the Army Corps of Engineers biologist said.

“But 200 years ago, it must have been quite a place.”The wide, level ground at the confluence of the Broad and Savannah rivers holds the ghostly ruins of Petersburg, once hailed as Georgia’s second-largest city and an economic rival to Augusta 70 miles downstream.


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