Ossabaw Island Foundation Press Room

Ossabaw In the News

Ossabaw Island Foundation Press Room

Ossabaw In the News

“Eleanor Torrey West, Preserver of Her Inherited Island, Dies at 108”

–Veronica Penney, The New York Times

“Difference Maker, Elizabeth DuBose: Ossabaw Island Foundation leader discusses Sandy West’s legacy”

–Podcast with Savannah Morning News’s Adam Van Brimmer

“Sandy West showed love for Ossabaw by protecting island as a natural treasure.”

–Elizabeth DuBose, Op-Ed, Savannah Morning News



“The magic of Sandy West, Ossabaw Island and the number 108”

–Jane Fishman, Savannah Morning News

“Sandy West: A legacy like no other”

–Jim Morekis, The Savannahian

“Sandy West, matriarch of Ossabaw Island, dies on her 108th birthday”

–Mary Landers, Savannah Morning News

Ossabaw foundation launches new book about Georgia coast, celebrates 106th birthday of matriarch Sandy West

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, January 18, 2019


Ossabaw Preserve celebrates wild status after 40 years

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, June 12, 2018



Wild, wondrous Ossabaw Island gets its closeup in new book

by  Jill Vejnoska

AJC, March 18, 2017



Ossabaw celebrates Sandy West at 104, sea turtles

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, January 15, 2017



Tour highlights Matthew’s wrath on Ossabaw

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, November 4, 2016



Archaeology tour of Ossabaw joins civilians, scientists

by Will Peeples

Savannah Morning News, June 25, 2016



Visit Ossabaw Island

by Dan Chapman

Atlanta Journal & Constitution, June 20, 2016

Blog Post


Ossabaw Island: An Effort to Preserve Slaves’ Tabby Quarters.

Video by Michael Jordan



In a State Full of Civil War Monuments, Slavery is Often Forgotten.

Story by Rosalind Brantley. Photo gallery by Stephen Morton

Atlanta Journal & Constitution, October 31, 2015



Looking for Pearls: Discovering the Magic of Indigo on Ossabaw

by Ben Goggins.  

Savannah Morning News.  October 9, 2015



Digging into history on Ossabaw Island.

A video news item reported by Michael Jordan.

WSAV-TV, Savannah, August 27, 2015  



Cultivating Ossabaw’s heritage indigo plant

by Jessica Leigh Lebos

Connect Savannah, January 21-25, 2015



Shark-bitten turtle rescued on Ossabaw

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, August 15, 2014



Treasured Island

St. Joseph’s / Candler Smart Living, April 2014



Ossabaw Island Foundation is selected to be a part of the, Giving Library

February 2014  



Sandy West Presides over Ossabaw Island and 2014 Annual Meeting

By Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, January 10, 2014



Ossabaw Island Tabby: From Middens to Restoration

by Elizabeth Dubose

Preservation Leadership Forum: National Trust for Historic Preservation, June 2014



One Man’s Epic Quest to Visit Every Former Slave Dwelling in the United States

By Tony Horwitz

Smithsonian Magazine, October 2013



Partnership looks to grow heritage tourism

by Sean Horgan

Savannah Morning News, May 9, 2013



Paul Pressly, Director of the Ossabaw Education Alliance, keynote speaker at the Georgia Historical Society Annual Meeting

Savannah Moring News, May 3, 2013



Atlanta News Clip of GA Conservancy Spring Service Weekend on Ossabaw Island

WSB-TV, May 3-5, 2013



Mrs. West Turns 100

by Orlando Montoya

Georgia Public Broadcasting, January 17, 2013



At 100, Ossabaw’s Sandy West is still looking forward

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, January 11, 2013



Foundation hosts 100th birthday party for Ossabaw’s Sandy West

Savannah Morning News, January 8, 2013



The Slave Dwelling Project’ stays in 2013

by Joseph McGill, Jr.

Examiner.com, December 8, 2012



Rare Turtle Nests on Ossabaw

by Mary Landers

Savannah Morning News, June 3, 2012



A Monumental Day in Pin Point

by Chuck Mobley

Savannah Morning News, November 20, 2011



Breaking the Mold

by Jane Fishman

Savannah Morning News, September 4, 2011



Ossabaw Set to Share its Story

Island will host Gullah Geechee Trips

Savannah Morning News, March 17, 2011



The Old Lady of Ossabaw

by Ann Hardie

Atlanta Magazine, March 2011



Art & Soul:  Kobo Gallery showcases Ossabaw

by Allison Hersh

Savannah Morning News, February 6, 2011



Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting Highlights African-American Heritage Projects

by Patricia West

Savannah Herald, February 02, 2011



Ossabaw puts $40,000 to Work

Tabby slave cabins will be a central element in effort to portray African-American experience on Georgia coast.

Savannah Morning News, April 19, 2010



Back to Ossabaw

by Amy Morris

Pinpoint, Georgia residents and former Ossabaw Island residents return home to Ossabaw Island after 40 years.

Savannah Morning News, April 9, 2007



Sea Island Strata-History & Archaeology

Archaeology work and the architectural investigations at the North End tabby cabins.

Smitnsonian Magazine, February 2007



In 1995, Ossabaw Island was one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation