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CarlS

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Hang In There
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:59:29 AM »
Best of luck to those in the path of hurricane Florence.  I hope you were able to evacuate safely.  We have a number of people that will be affected by this storm.  I know Dave The Plumber and DiveDigger are right there at ground zero and there may be others.
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 11:40:26 AM »
yep praying for you guys
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 07:16:54 PM »
If I recall correctly a storm took away a big chunk of Fort Fisher many years ago.  Hope this one doesn't take what is left of it.
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 08:54:00 PM »
hadn't heard that. very sad,
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 09:56:05 AM »
Here is a nice map that shows what amount of the forts original footprint is now occupied by ocean:
           http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/map_ff-site-area.htm
An amazing amount.   Hopefully a week from now the amount is not a bigger percent.
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 07:14:53 PM »
I knew most of Fort Wagner was gone. Shocking news to hear same happened to Fisher. I had no idea.
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:36:55 PM »
Its not just hurricanes and rising sea levels over the past 153 years.  Coquina mining of Fort Fisher in the 1930s expedited erosion of the coquina outcrop underpinning the shore. The mined material was used for highway construction.

More recently, in 1996, a large granite revetment was build along the coast. Anytime that hardened structures are built along a shoreline, there will be a change in sand deposition and probably accelerated erosion of a surrounding area. "Much of the fort itself falls within the shoreline embayment caused by the outcrops, resulting in accelerated erosion of the historic fortifications"

I am sure people will go down there tomorrow morning at low tide to see what the effect of Florence has been.

I heard from one of the lurkers on the forum earlier today who lives on a sandy rise in New Bern about a mile from the Neuse River.  All is well with him and his house.

I also heard that the first winds of the hurricane pushed the water out of Albemarle Sound by Roanoke Island and some people were able to walk to the fortification remains from the Battle of Roanoke Island that are usually underwater.
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2018, 07:07:59 AM »
any reports of eyeballed relics?
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2018, 07:19:03 AM »
The Army building a runway through Fort fisher during WWII probably didn't help it's preservation much either.

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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 08:02:12 AM »
Very true. :(
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Re: Hang In There
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 01:39:57 PM »
Yup, Fisher has been thoroughly abused by man and mother nature over the years.  Not much left.