Beaufort by the Sea

Here is the nautical map ot the Beaufort Inlet, known as Topsail Inlet over two centuries ago.
Beaufort is located just off of the Intracoastal Waterway at Gallants channel.
It is an excellent jumping off point for trips to the islands. 

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Recovery efforts are now underway at the wreck of what is believed to be Blackbeard's ship 
"The Queen Anne's Revenge".  The wreck is located as shown in the map above.  
You can find out more about Blackbeard and his ship at the Blackbeard the Pirate Pages.