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Fort Macon

Fort Macon is located on the northeast end of Bogue Banks. It is adjacent to Beaufort Inlet, which is stabilized by a long rock jetty. This inlet is also dredged for ship traffic into Morehead City. Dredged sediment or spoil is often dumped near the Fort Macon area.
How do the sediments at Fort Macon differ from other areas of Bogue Banks such as Emerald Isle, Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, and Atlantic Beach?

What do think causes an escarpment to form?

Panorama taken on the south end of Fort Macon (660 K)

These photographs and the panorama were taken at:
34 41' 51 N, 76 40' 39 W

Click on a thumbnail photo to view a full screen image.


foredune foredune escarpment sediments escarpment




sediment hash sediments beach escarpment




escarpment Beaufort Inlet Fort Macon aerial Fort Macon aerial

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