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Ocracoke in Hyde County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

USRC Mercury

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USRC Mercury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, July 31, 2013
1. USRC Mercury Marker
Inscription.
U.S. Revenue Cutter in War of 1812. Patrolled Ocracoke Inlet. Escaped British ships offshore, 1813, to deliver warning of threat to New Bern.
 
Erected 2013 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number B 70.)
 
Location. 35° 6.958′ N, 75° 59.114′ W. Marker is in Ocracoke, North Carolina, in Hyde County. Marker is on Irvin Garrish Highway (North Carolina Route 12), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. west of Water Plant Road. Marker is in this post office area: Ocracoke NC 27960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Robert Maynard (a few steps from this marker); British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire (approx. mile away); Lake Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ocracoke Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. North Carolina War of 1812 History. (Submitted on August 2, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. NC Markers - About this marker. (Submitted on August 2, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
USRC Mercury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, July 31, 2013
2. USRC Mercury Marker
<center>Model of USRC Mercury<br> at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, NC</center> image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3.
Model of USRC Mercury
at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, NC
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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