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Harkers Island in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Olive Thurlow Anchor

 
 
Olive Thurlow Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
1. Olive Thurlow Anchor Marker
Inscription.  The Olive Thurlow, a three-masted, 149-foot barkentine, was built in 1876. She was bound for New York City from Charleston with a load of yellow pine lumber in 1902. During a storm on December 5, she sank in Cape Lookout Bight near the lighthouse at 4:00 a.m.

Anchor recovery assisted by SIDCO, Beaufort, North Carolina. Anchor on loan from the North Carolina Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1774.
 
Location. 34° 41.136′ N, 76° 31.584′ W. Marker is in Harkers Island, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker can be reached from Island Road (County Route 1335) east of Cape Point Drive, on the left when traveling east. The marker is on the grounds of the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harkers Island NC 28531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protecting People and Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore (within shouting distance of this marker); Estuaries of the Sound
Olive Thurlow Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
2. Olive Thurlow Anchor Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Horizon of Islands (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hancock (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cape Lookout Lighthouse (about 500 feet away); Rain Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cisterns (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harkers Island.
 
Also see . . .  Wreck of the Olive Thurlow. Cape Lookout National Seashore (Submitted on August 31, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. Olive Thurlow Anchor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022