Today, the tradition continues with the treasure hunt.
The globes are hidden by “beach buddies” daily from Jan. 2 - Feb. 29 at various times.
"It comes down to luck and timing. Whether you find a globe or not, we hope you'll enjoy the real treasure that is Jekyll Island and see the annual tradition as an opportunity to explore," the event's website reads.
Here are some tips on where to look, or not look, for the treasure: the website notes that the whole island is fair game. However, they will always be placed in common areas like the Beach Village, Historic District and Great Dunes Beach Park.
Also, they will always be placed in plain sight and not off the beaten path. So do yourself a favor and don’t go digging in the dunes or snooping on the golf courses or residential property — they won’t be there.
Also note that prizes are limited to one per household, per year. Or, if you're not interested in the thrill of the hunt, you can also purchase one of the island treasures here for $65.
Happy hunting, treasure seekers!
Daily, Jan. 2-Feb. 29
Throughout Jekyll Island
It is free to participate