NORTH CAROLINA: Beachgoer’s Drone Captures Image of Civil War-Era Shipwreck
While vacationing at Holden Beach in North Carolina last week, 42-year-old Brent Garlington spotted what is thought to be a wrecked Civil War-era steamer.
Garlington, of Fayetteville, N.C., flew a drone over the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which is located between Holden Beach and Oak Island. The tide was low because of the full moon, Garlington told Fox News on Tuesday. This prompted him to take a walk on the beach sandbar and ultimately capture the footage using a drone.
While Garlington didn’t discover the vessel, he believes “this is the first time it has been seen from this perspective.”
“You really can’t see it that clearly unless it’s low tide,” he added.
Garlington first heard about this particular steamer from his brother-in-law, who’s a pilot and a “big history buff.” His brother-in-law spotted the steamer while flying a helicopter over the same area last year. Others have noticed it while fishing or riding on a boat, he said.
“When he told
Read more at Southern Partisan Online
(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)