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Bald Head Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals

 
 
Cape Fear in Frying Pan Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Cape Fear in Frying Pan Shoals Marker
Inscription. An underwater labyrinth of sandbars stretches for 20 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, varying in depth from 3 to 15 feet, causing frequent shipwrecks. One of North Carolina's three great capes, collectively known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, these treacherous waters are part of the reason for its name.
 
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
 
Location. 33° 50.726′ N, 77° 57.693′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Staion House Way north of Chicamacomico Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Blockading Ship U.S.S. Peterhoff (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. ¼ mile away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4 (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Obverse side view looking out to shoals image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
2. Obverse side view looking out to shoals
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.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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