Sunday, May 11, 2008

SUPing Ship Wrecks

I was talking with old time local surfer recently and heard some cool history of local breaks. You are looking the General Beauregard, at Confederate Blockade Runner. During large swell huge chunks of this ship are visible. Quite scary to think there is nothing marking this obstacle. You would think boats would run into it. The government must think all local red necks know about sunken Confederate ships!

There is another local ship wreck we surf at. I hope to get photos of that one next.

If you're wondering why all the ship wrecks, my home is near this little historical jewel.

By 1864, Fort Fisher was the largest and strongest fort in the country and was dubbed the "Gibraltar of the South." Unlike many conventional forts, Fisher’s massive walls were made of beach sand.

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