#TBT: Masonboro Inlet

Masonboro Inlet (Photo: Cape Fear Museum)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — This Throwback Thursday we’re taking a look back on Masonboro Inlet and Masonboro Sound.

The inlet separates Wrightsville Beach from Masonboro Island, a popular spot for beach-goers especially around holidays like the Fourth of July. You can only get to the island by boat.

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During the Civil War, Masonboro Inlet was used as a hideout for Confederate blockade runners. They would wait in the inlet until dark and then head over to the Port of Wilmington.