Somewhere in Topsail

Topsail Beach is located on Topsail Island, just off US Highway 17, about halfway between Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC. Topsail (pronounced Tops’l) has a rich and varied history. In the 1700’s, when pirate ships roamed these waters, the pirates had an infamous hiding place  in the channel behind the island, where they waited for passing merchant ships. In time, the merchants learned to watch for the tops of the pirate’s sails, which could be seen over the rolling dunes, and the island became known as Topsail Island.

This photo is for Watery Wednesday.

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One comment on “Somewhere in Topsail”

  1. Such a cool history to that town name! Love it : ) I always thought it would be so nice to live near water like you do. Tranquil : )


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