Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Long -Lost Blockade-Runner Agnes E. Fry, Found, Probably-- Part 1

Fro the April 12, 2016, Wired "Sonar May Have Turned Up a Long-Lost Civil War Ship, the Agnes E. Fry" by Sarah Zhang.

Archaeologist Billy Ray Morris says its "99% sure "that they have found the wreck of the Agnes E, Fry."
The remaining 1% will be worked out next week when divers visit the wreck with sonar machines to map the shipwreck in 3D detail.

Finding the wreck is part of the larger effort to map Civil War wrecks in the Cape Fear area of North Carolina.  Archaeologist from the state of North Carolina and Gordon Watts, director of the Institute for International Maritime Research recently found the previously mapped wreck more exposed than ever due to dredging of the Cape Fear River.

There were three blockade-runner wrecks documented near the Old Inlet of the Cape Fear River.

--Old B-Runner

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