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Nags Head in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron

 
 
Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, August 13, 2013
1. Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron Marker
Inscription.  Steamer ran aground on November 24, 1877, near here, killing 98. Tragedy led to improvements in U.S. Lifesaving Service.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1904.
 
Location. 35° 58.559′ N, 75° 38.07′ W. Marker is in Nags Head, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is at the intersection of South Virginia Dare Trail (State Highway 12) and East Bladen Street, on the right when traveling north on South Virginia Dare Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nags Head NC 27959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jockey's Ridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dare County's Tribute to Veterans (approx. 2.9 miles away); Among Friends (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Conquest of the Air
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); A hospitable people... (approx. 3.1 miles away); 12 Seconds that Changed the World (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wright Brothers National Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Monument to the Impossible (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced the previous "The Wreck of the Huron" marker.
 
Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, August 13, 2013
2. Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Apr. 13, 2024