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Oak Island, North Carolina: Wreck of the Mary E. Morris

Resembling a giant wooden millipede, the shipwreck timbers of a 19th century sailing ship are displayed in the median of a 21st century road.

Barbee Blvd, Oak Island, NC
East end of Oak Island. On the north side of Oak Island Drive, eight blocks west of its intersection with NC-133/Country Club Drive. From Oak Island Drive turn north at the library onto Barbee Blvd, and you'll see the shipwreck timbers in the median.
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Wreck of the Mary E. Morris.

Mary E. Morris Schooner Wreckage

Wreckage of the Mary E. Morris schooner. It's an outdoor memorial that has the skeletal remains of the ship out on display.

[Jen, 04/04/2021]

The 138-foot-long sailing ship sank in a hurricane off of Oak Island in September 1893. Another hurricane uncovered the wreckage in 1999, and what remained of the shipwreck timbers were moved to this spot in August 2005.

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