Blockade-Running (HMJ39)

Location: Kure Beach, NC 28449 New Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.08', W 77° 55.165'

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Steam-powered blockade-runners, usually British, made 1,300 attempts to enter Southern ports with vital supplies during the Civil War. More than 1,000 of the trips succeeded.

The most successful vessels were specially built for the trade—stealthy, steam-powered, shallow-draft, low-profile, camouflaged gray phantoms.

Yet entering the cape fear below Wilmington was not easy. U.S. navy blockaders, dangerous coastal waters, and shoals thwarted many attempts. Wrecks of 34 blockade-runners remain underwater around the greater Wilmington coastal area.
HM NumberHMJ39
Marker Number13
Placed ByFort Fisher State Historic Site‎
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 230252 N 3762449
Decimal Degrees33.96800000, -77.91941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.08', W 77° 55.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 4.80" N, 77° 55' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach NC 28449, US
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