- Associated Press - Sunday, September 15, 2019

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) - The National Park Service is reopening Cumberland Island to tourists after it was closed for repairs and cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

The agency said in a news release that ferry service will resume Monday morning for visitors heading to Cumberland Island from coastal St. Marys in Georgia’s southeast corner.

Hurricane Dorian brushed the Georgia coast with tropical storm force winds less than two weeks ago, causing minimal damage. However, the Park Service says the island remained closed after the storm for debris cleanup, re-routing of hiking trail and repairs to two boat docks.

Cumberland Island is home to more than 9,800 acres (39 sq. kilometers) of federally protected wilderness.

Island Superintendent Gary Ingram said in a statement he appreciates visitors’ patience during the storm recovery.

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