For now 21 years, residents of Georgia’s Jekyll Island have been hiding, or on the look out for, clear plastic globes around town as a nod to the island’s history.
Known as “Island Treasures,” this hide-and-seek event is based upon an early 1900s practice by East Coast fishermen of putting hollow glass balls, also known as floats, on their nets as markers.
The story goes that, on occasion, the floats would break loose from these nets and wash ashore. Those who were lucky enough to come across them on the beach would keep them.
“Collecting these rare, highly sought-after glass floats became a hobby in
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