Port Wentworth, Georgia: Sugar Explosion Memorial

Park and memorial remembers 14 victims of a 2008 sugar dust explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery. The memorial in front of the refinery is comprised of bricks shaped as a cross, and a bronze sculpture of hands releasing 14 doves.

Legacy Park

Address:
201 Oxnard Dr., Port Wentworth, GA
Directions:
I-95 exit 109 and turn south on Augusta Road. Drive about 2.9 miles and turn left on Bonnybridge Rd. Drive about 0.9 mile and turn right at GA-25S (S. Coastal Hwy). Drive about 1.2 miles and turn left on Oxnard Dr. past employee parking, cross railroad tracks. Legacy Park is under ancient oaks on left.
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Sugar Explosion Memorial.

Sugar Explosion Memorial

Directions continued: Oxnard Drive goes straight into factory. Pass employee parking and cross railroad tracks. Legacy Park is under ancient oaks on LEFT. There is a small parking lot for park visitors. There are benches to sit upon around the memorial.

[Mavis & Jeff, 01/10/2012]

Bronze hands releasing 14 doves in front of a cross commemorate the lives of employees lost when the Savannah Sugar Refinery exploded on February 7, 2008.

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