The Savannah Morning News published a piece this week on the current efforts to preserve and restore part of the Savannah-Ogeechee Rivers Canal. The Canal connected the two rivers during the peak period of rice commerce and it allowed rice and other commodities to be towed to Savannah for sale and re-shipment on the international market. They used rice flats for that work much of the time. Flats were floating workhorses of the rice kingdom.
These intrepid volunteers have been working to preserve that history for twenty years.