>> Rock Hawk Talk Cruises Explore the Hidden History of Lake Oconee

Join us May 14, 2016!

Climb aboard a luxury cruise boat on Lake Oconee for an afternoon of history, stories, and tales surrounding Lake Oconee.  During the Rock Hawk History Mystery Cruises, local historian, Larry Moore, and Georgia Power Lake Resources Manager, Scott Hendricks, will once again explore the archaeological sites, history, and culture of Lake Oconee, including some of the many mysterious sites hidden by the lake, prehistoric ceremonial sites, early historical plantations, as well as Wallace Dam, the Oconee Wildlife Management Area, and Rock Hawk Effigy, Educational Trails, and Park.

Many ancient artifacts will be displayed, including a dinosaur egg and other multi-million-year-old fossils and many old Native American items.  There will be history mystery prizes, a raffle of a 400-million-year-old Trilobite marine fossil, and a beautiful hand-carved eagle/hawk hiking stick.

Tickets always sell out fast.  Only 40 tickets will be sold for each cruise on a first come/first served basis.

There will be two cruises on Saturday, May 14.  The first will begin promptly at noon (and end at 2:00 p.m.), and the second will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. (and end at 5:30 p.m.).  Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in as each cruise will depart on time.  Both cruises depart from the Reynolds Lake Oconee Marina.

Rock Hawk Talk fundraiser tickets are $50 each and are on sale now; they include one drink ticket and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  A cash bar is also available.

Contact Kaitlyn Parham at the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce to purchase tickets.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

  • Phone:  706-485-7701
  • Email:  kaitlyn@eatonton.com
  • Mail:  PO Box 4088, Eatonton, GA  31024 (include payment and specify noon or 3:30 departure preference)

An inclement weather date has been reserved for May 21.  The boat is covered and will cruise if there is rain.  The cruises may be delayed or postponed if there is lightning and/or heavy wind.  The second level is open-air but covered (where the speakers will be located), and the first level is enclosed and air-conditioned with sound available via the PA system.

The Rock Hawk Talk Cruises are presented by the Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Corporation (HPSBC) as a fundraiser for Lake Oconee’s Rock Hawk Effigy, Museums, Educational Trails, and Park.