Monday, August 22, 2011

Blockade-Running at Topsail Island

Today, we went to the Missiles and More Museum in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Along with pirates, Camp Davis from World War II, and the Bumblebee missile testing, they had two iron ingots recovered from the blockade-runner Phantom.

A total of fourteen ingots were taken from the wreck of the ship which was on its third voyage on the Bermuda-Wilmington run when it was run aground.

The ingots are marked "Pomtifex & Wood, London."

The ship was sunk between Rich's and New Topsail Inlet. Mom's condo is about a mile from the New Topsail Inlet, at least where it is located today.

Could Be Right Offshore of Where I Sit Right Now. --Old B-Runner

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