Swansboro in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
First steamboat made in N.C. Built in 1818 by Otway Burns, privateer in War of 1812. Shipyard located 350 feet S.W.
Erected 1976 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C 54.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 34° 41.258′ N, 77° 7.048′ W. Marker is in Swansboro, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of West Corbett Avenue (State Highway 24) and Front Street, on the right when traveling east on West Corbett Avenue. Marker is best reached by parking in the lot on the north side of the road, and following the walking path along the White Oak River, under the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swansboro NC 28584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. John Starkey (here, next to this marker); Port Swannsborough (here, next to this marker); Huggins' Island Fort (a few steps from this marker); Hammocks Beach State Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Huggins Island Battery (approx. 1.9 miles away); James Melville Jones (approx. 14.6 miles away); Hofmann Forest (approx. 14.6 miles away); Julius Valentine Hofmann (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swansboro.
Also see . . .
1. "Prometheus". Moving North Carolina entry (Submitted on March 11, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Otway Burns - Shipbuilder and Privateer. Swansboro North Carolina History entry (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. July 1813 - Otway Burns and the Snap Dragon. This Month in NC History: a webpage of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Submitted on March 11, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.