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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

North Carolina Shipwreck Could Be a Clyde-Built Ship-- Part 1: Agnes E. Fry

From the April 15, 2016, BBC News.  Hundreds of fast Clyde-built steamers were in the service of the Confederacy during the Civil War.  It is believed that one of them, the Agnes E. Fry, has been found off Oak island, near Wilmington.  A sonar scan earlier this year revealed the wreck to fit the shape, size and location of the ship.

The deputy state archaeologist, Billy Ray Morris, said they were bringing in 3-D imaging which will be used on the Fry next week and then they will have a detailed computer model.

The Agnes E. Fry was built by Caird & Co. in Greenock, Scotland and launched 26 March 1864.

--Old B-Runner

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