Bald Head Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Union Blockading Ship U.S.S. Peterhoff
U.S.S. Peterhoff served on the Union blockade of the Cape Fear until it was accidentally run into and sunk by the U.S.S. Monticello on March 7, 1864 off bald Head Island’s East Beach. The Peterhoff’s remains are located about one mile offshore.
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1864.
Location. 33° 50.724′ N, 77° 57.687′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Station House Way north of Chicamacomico Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals (a few steps from this marker); Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903–1958 (approx. ¼ mile away); Generator House (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Charlie’s Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bald Head Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 3. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.