Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Likely Remains of Blockade-Runner Found Off Wilmington, N.C.-- Part 2: Possibly the Agnes E. Fry

Blockade-Runners were designed to try to break Scott's Anaconda Plan, which was the blockade of the Confederate coast.

Three blockade-runners are known to have been sunk in the general area of this shipwreck: the Agnes E. Fry, Spunkie, and Georgianna McCaw.

The shipwreck's length, estimated at 225 feet suggests the ship might be the Agnes E. fry, a ship built in Scotland in 1864.

The ship's true identity will not be known until additional research is done.  the team plans to return to the area later this week to begin dive operations.

A Very Exciting Development.  --Old B-R'er

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