The Pevensey, an iron-hulled sidewheel steamer, was typical of the type of vessel used to run the Federal blockade during the Civil War. The Pevensey had one deck, two masts, and was schooner rigged. She was built by Charles Lungley of
The NC Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) examined the wreck site in November 2000. The UAB noted that much of the ship’s machinery is visible underwater, but that more of the vessel could be buried beneath the sand bottom. It was also noted that Pevensey is less well preserved than other blockade-runner wrecks at
The Pevensey site is similar to the wrecks of the Beauregard at
A historical marker is located on NC 58 (
Blockade runner, iron steamer, chased ashore by Union ship
June 9, 1864
assessment of the 0001BBB wreck site.
At the request of one of its trustees, David Moore, SIDCO is currently (9-24-09) conducting remote sensing operations for the wreck of Crissie Wright.