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Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Modern Greece

 
 
Modern Greece Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By S. C. McCullough, August 1, 2018
1. Modern Greece Marker
Inscription.  Blockade runner. Ran aground and sank 400 yds. E., June 1862. Its salvage 1962 led state to open an underwater archaeology office.
 
Erected 2012 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-113.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 33° 58.521′ N, 77° 54.858′ W. Marker is in Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on Fort Fisher Boulevard (U.S. 421) 1.6 miles south of K. Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1346 Fort Fisher Boulevard South, Kure Beach NC 28449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blockade-Running (approx. 0.3 miles away); History Trail
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Trophy of War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shepherd’s Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away); River Road Sally Port (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Re-Excavating the Modern Greece (YouTube, 6 mins.). "In March 2012, the NC Department of Cultural Resources' Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) in conjunction with Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Fisher hosted students from East Carolina University's Maritime History Program and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as they "rediscover" artifacts from the Blockade Runner Modern Greece." (Submitted on November 1, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 1, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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